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51235: In the Wilderness

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posted on 2024-04-05, 13:58 authored by First World War Poetry Digital Archive Project Team

Graves note in his library copy of 'Over the Brazier' (1920) states 'Wrexham 1914 suggested curiously enough by the 3rd Bn R.W.F [Third Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers] regimental Goat.'

In 'Goodbye to All That' he commented: 'The last thing that is discarded by Protestants when they reject religion all together is a vision of Christ as the perfect man. That persisted with me, sentimentally, for years.' Although he described it as 'a silly quaint' poem', 'In the Wilderness' stayed in the canon, and in 'Collected Poems' (1975) it is still the opening poem. (Graves, B. and Ward, D. 'The Complete Poems: Volume 1'. 1995).

History

Identifier

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Subject

Casualties of War | Somme | Western Front

Creator

Graves, Robert (1895-1985)

Date

14th December 1914

Date Created

14/12/1914

Spatial

Wrexham, Wales

Source

Leaf

Medium

Paper

Type

Poem

Contributor

Everett Sharp

Rights

The Poetry Collection, The University at Buffalo / The Robert Graves Copyright Trust

Collection ID

The Robert Graves Collection: MS 141 Box 85

Repository Name

University Archives, University at Buffalo

Repository Address

University Archives, University at Buffalo, 420 Cappen Hall, Buffalo, New York State, 14260-1674, USA

Publisher

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive