Robinson Jeffers

(10 January 1887 – 20 January 1962 / Allegheny, Pennsylvania)

Poems of Robinson Jeffers

101. The Coast-Road 4/12/2010
102. The Cruel Falcon 4/12/2010
103. The Cycle 4/12/2010
104. The Day Is A Poem (September 19, 1939) 4/12/2010
105. The Dead To Clemenceau: 4/12/2010
106. The Deer Lay Down Their Bones 1/13/2003
107. The Epic Stars 1/13/2003
108. The Excesses Of God 1/13/2003
109. The Eye 1/13/2003
110. The Giant’s Ring 4/12/2010
111. The Great Explosion 1/13/2003
112. The Great Sunset 4/12/2010
113. The Loving Shepherdess 4/12/2010
114. The Low Sky 4/12/2010
115. The Machine 1/13/2003
116. The Maid's Thought 1/13/2003
117. The Old Man’s Dream After He Died 4/12/2010
118. The Place For No Story 4/12/2010
119. The Purse-Seine 1/13/2003
120. The Silent Shepherds 1/13/2003

The Epic Stars

The heroic stars spending themselves,
Coining their very flesh into bullets for the lost battle,
They must burn out at length like used candles;
And Mother Night will weep in her triumph, taking home her heroes.
There is the stuff for an epic poem--
This magnificent raid at the heart of darkness, this lost battle--
We don't know enough, we'll never know.
Oh happy Homer, taking the stars and the Gods for granted.

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