Robinson Jeffers

Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Robinson Jeffers
Allegheny, Pennsylvania
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Birds

Rating: 2.7
The fierce musical cries of a couple of sparrowhawks hunting
on the headland,
Hovering and darting, their heads northwestward,
Prick like silver arrows shot through a curtain the noise of the
ocean
Trampling its granite; their red backs gleam
Under my window around the stone corners; nothing gracefuller,
nothing
Nimbler in the wind. Westward the wave-gleaners,
The old gray sea-going gulls are gathered together, the northwest
wind wakening
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Seamus O Brian 03 July 2017
Sharply executed, vibrantly descriptive, full of motion. I love the contrast between the fiercely darting hawks and the ungainly form of the seabirds. The brisk kinetics of the hunters busy about the necessities of life, contrasted to the mystery of the far-off places, the desires, the longings that pass far beyond the borders of daily necessities. Richly penned.
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Michael Walker 02 July 2017
Wild birds, flying and crying, dominate the poem. I like the long, overflow lines that give more latitude and freedom to express more. The only word I question is 'gracefuller'. Maybe ' more graceful'. I
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Petra Dexter 02 July 2017
The birds fly through this great poem.
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Alexander Julian 02 July 2017
Thus when a poet seems to be at a familiar home, variety of thoughts helps.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 02 July 2017
It is a beautiful poem on birds with heart touching depiction. Nice penmanship. Thanks for sharing and congratulation for the poem of the day.
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Tom Allport 02 July 2017
a wonderfully descriptive poem of our feathered friends in their natural habitat? ........superbly written.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 02 July 2017
Fresh as the air....... Thanks for posting.....
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