|Old Mr. Philosopher Comes for Ben and Claire, / An ugly man, a tall man, / With bright-red hair.|
Fairies and Fusiliers
A versatile and highly prolific writer, Graves considered himself primarily a poet; his poems were characterized by gracefulness and lucidity. Much of Graves’s poetry focuses on his experiences in World War I—as evidenced in the 46 of this collection.
|TO THE ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS|
|NEW YORK: A.A. KNOPF, 1918
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