Who is Robinson JeffersJohn Robinson Jeffers (January 10, 1887 – January 20, 1962) was an American poet, known for his work about the central California coast. Much of Jeffers' poetry was written in narrative and epic form. However, he is also known for his shorter verse and is considered an icon of the environmental movement. Influential and highly regarded in some circles, despite or because of his philosophy of "inhumanism", Jeffers believed that transcending conflict required human concerns to be de-emphasized in favor of the boundless whole. This led him to oppose U.S. participation in World War II, a stance that was controversial after the U.S. entered the war.
Life Jeffers was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (now part of Pittsburgh), the son of Reverend ...
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Robinson Jeffers Poems
- Subjected Earth
Walking in the flat Oxfordshire fields
Where the eye can find no rock to rest on but little flints
Speckle the soil, and the million-berried hedges
Tingle with birds at evening, I saw the sombre ...
- Fawn's Foster-mother
The old woman sits on a bench before the door and quarrels
With her meagre pale demoralized daughter.
Once when I passed I found her alone, laughing in the sun
And saying that when she was first married ...
- Roan Stallion
The dog barked; then the woman stood in the doorway, and hearing
iron strike stone down the steep road
Covered her head with a black shawl and entered the light rain;
she stood at the turn of the road. ...
- Natural Music
The old voice of the ocean, the bird-chatter of little rivers,
(Winter has given them gold for silver
To stain their water and bladed green for brown to line their banks)
From different throats intone one language. ...
- Love The Wild Swan
"I hate my verses, every line, every word.
Oh pale and brittle pencils ever to try
One grass-blade's curve, or the throat of one bird
That clings to twig, ruffled against white sky. ...
Top 10 most used topics by Robinson JeffersLife 57 Great 53 Time 51 World 50 Long 47 Sea 47 Beautiful 44 Mountain 42 Ocean 40 Water 39
Robinson Jeffers Quotes
- Civilization is a transient sickness.
- Pleasure is the carrot dangled to lead the ass to market or the precipice.
- The heads of strong old age are beautiful beyond all grace of youth.
Comments about Robinson Jeffers
- Nicratwoman: “the tides are in our veins, we still mirror the stars, life is your child, but there is in me older and harder than life and more impartial, the eye that watched before there was an ocean.” ― robinson jeffers
- Nicratwoman: “the heads of strong old age are beautiful / beyond all grace of youth” ― robinson jeffers
- Nicratwoman: “i've changed my ways a little, i cannot now run with you in the evenings along the shore, except in a kind of dream, and you, if you dream a moment, you see me there.” ― robinson jeffers
- Nicratwoman: “the greatest beauty is organic wholeness, the wholeness of life and things, the divine beauty of the universe.” ― robinson jeffers
- Nicratwoman: i would rather be a worm in a wild apple than a son of man. but we are what we are & we might remember not to hate any person, for all are vicious; and not to be astonished at any evil, all are deserved; and not to fear death; it is the only way to be cleansed ― robinson jeffers