Thebaid By Robinson Jeffers

Thebaid How many turn back toward dreams and magic, how many children Run home to Mother Church, Father State, To find in …

No Resurrection By Robinson Jeffers

No Resurrection Friendship, when a friend meant a helping sword, Faithfulness, when power and life were its fruits, hatred, when the hated …

Antrim By Robinson Jeffers

Antrim No spot of earth where men have so fiercely for ages of time Fought and survived and cancelled each other, Pict …

Tamar By Robinson Jeffers

Tamar I A night the half-moon was like a dancing-girl, No, like a drunkard’s last half-dollar Shoved on the polished bar of …

Phenomena By Robinson Jeffers

Phenomena Great-enough both accepts and subdues; the great frame takes all creatures; From the greatness of their element they all take beauty. …

Shiva By Robinson Jeffers

Shiva There is a hawk that is picking the birds out of our sky, She killed the pigeons of peace and security, …

Vulture By Robinson Jeffers

Vulture I had walked since dawn and lay down to rest on a bare hillside Above the ocean. I saw through half-shut …

An Artist By Robinson Jeffers

An Artist That sculptor we knew, the passionate-eyed son of a quarryman, Who astonished Rome and Paris in his meteor youth, and …

To The Stone-Cutters By Robinson Jeffers

To The Stone-Cutters Stone-cutters fighting time with marble, you foredefeated Challengers of oblivion Eat cynical earnings, knowing rock splits, records fall down, …

Return By Robinson Jeffers

Return A little too abstract, a little too wise, It is time for us to kiss the earth again, It is time …

Delusion Of Saints By Robinson Jeffers

Delusion Of Saints The old pagan burials, uninscribed rock, Secret-keeping mounds, Have shed the feeble delusions that built them, They stand inhumanly …

Birth-Dues By Robinson Jeffers

Birth-Dues Joy is a trick in the air; pleasure is merely contemptible, the dangled Carrot the ass follows to market or precipice; …

Night By Robinson Jeffers

Night The ebb slips from the rock, the sunken Tide-rocks lift streaming shoulders Out of the slack, the slow west Sombering its …