Who is Robinson Jeffers

John 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.[citation needed]

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. ...
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Life 57 Great 53 Time 51 World 50 Long 47 Sea 47 Beautiful 44 Mountain 42 Ocean 40 Water 39


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  • Yellow_dusk: . but she, driven by the inward spark of life and dreading its premature maturity, could not rest on harmless love... - robinson jeffers, tamar
  • Joseph_gaglione: the poet robinson jeffers tor house and hawk tower his home in carmel-by-the-sea,california. ‘while stars go over the sleepless ocean, and sometime after midnight i’ll pluck you a wreath of chosen ones,we’ll talk about love and death rock-solid themes,old and deep as the sea’
  • Themoneyiowe: no words for how deranged i sometimes feel, sipping my dollar diner coffee on the way to school, wondering why the mandated state exam has a question that reduces a robinson jeffers poem to a single central idea, why we even have mandated state exams during a pandemic at all
  • Goldspiracy: robinson jeffers (thread)
  • Dickcheneyfacts: not big on poetry but damn, robinson jeffers nailed it. written in 1940, at the dawn of the “american century”.
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