Monday, January 13, 2003

Hurt Hawks Comments

Rating: 3.3


The broken pillar of the wing jags from the clotted shoulder,
The wing trails like a banner in defeat,


Robinson Jeffers
Michael Walker 10 November 2019

He was kind to look after a hawk and nurse it back to health.

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Barbara Hall 13 February 2019

Powerful, tight and great writing.

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Tedano 15 February 2019


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Harvey 08 May 2018

Great poem, but the “lead gift” is a bullet, pronounced “led,” not the verb “lead.”

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Nina Morzenti 19 September 2017

I, too, am crying, reading this even silently; also about his dear dog Haig...

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Saiom Shriver 31 March 2012

Because of Ronbinson Jeffers, the world is a more compassionate place for the voiceless and powerless.

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Taylor Graham 02 November 2009

I have trouble reading this aloud. It is to cry.

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Ron Wallace 20 July 2008

Possibly the best poem ever written, unquestionably in the top five.

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