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Hurt Hawks - Poem by Robinson Jeffers


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

No more to use the sky forever but live with famine
And pain a few days: cat nor coyote
Will shorten the week of waiting for death, there is game without talons.

He stands under the oak-bush and waits
The lame feet of salvation; at night he remembers freedom
And flies in a dream, the dawns ruin it.

He is strong and pain is worse to the strong, incapacity is worse.
The curs of the day come and torment him
At distance, no one but death the redeemer will humble that head,

The intrepid readiness, the terrible eyes.
The wild God of the world is sometimes merciful to those
That ask mercy, not often to the arrogant.

You do not know him, you communal people, or you have forgotten him;
Intemperate and savage, the hawk remembers him;
Beautiful and wild, the hawks, and men that are dying, remember him.


I'd sooner, except the penalties, kill a man than a hawk;
but the great redtail
Had nothing left but unable misery
From the bone too shattered for mending, the wing that trailed under his talons when he moved.

We had fed him six weeks, I gave him freedom,
He wandered over the foreland hill and returned in the evening, asking for death,
Not like a beggar, still eyed with the old
Implacable arrogance.

I gave him the lead gift in the twilight.
What fell was relaxed, Owl-downy, soft feminine feathers; but what
Soared: the fierce rush: the night-herons by the flooded river cried fear at its rising
Before it was quite unsheathed from reality.

Comments about Hurt Hawks by Robinson Jeffers

  • Rookie - 0 Points Nina Morzenti (9/19/2017 10:36:00 PM)

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

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  • Gold Star - 21,196 Points Saiom Shriver (3/31/2012 3:19:00 PM)

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

  • Rookie Taylor Graham (11/2/2009 5:29:00 PM)

    I have trouble reading this aloud. It is to cry. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Hurt

  1. 1. Hurt Hawks , Robinson Jeffers
  2. 2. Sonnet 94: They That Have Power To Hurt .. , William Shakespeare
  3. 3. Healed Of My Hurt , Herman Melville
  4. 4. It Ceased To Hurt Me, Though So Slow , Emily Dickinson
  5. 5. An Exquisite Hurt , Uriah Hamilton
  6. 6. Sonnet Xciv: They That Have Power To Hur.. , William Shakespeare
  7. 7. Sonnets Xciv: They That Have Power To Hu.. , William Shakespeare
  8. 8. I Hurt Him: '( , Scarlet .....
  9. 9. My Love, I Am Sorry To Hurt You....... , Ravi Sathasivam
  10. 10. Lotus Hurt By The Cold , David Herbert Lawrence
  11. 11. (718) Poemhunters-Hurt No More , Melvina Germain
  12. 12. Daddy Please Don'T Hurt Mommy , Velmar Pewee Hale Johnson
  13. 13. Being Alone Doesn'T Hurt - Much! ! , Scarlett Treat
  14. 14. Pain And Hurt , anna sprague
  15. 15. Not Waiting To Be Hurt Again , Peter Stavropoulos (Best Lov ..
  16. 16. I'M Sorry I Hurt You... , Derrick Andrews
  17. 17. I Hurt And Hurt , Amy Louise Kerswell
  18. 18. Hurt , david bailey
  19. 19. My Dad Hurt Me , Marie ...
  20. 20. Angry Words Hurt. , Fay Slimm
  21. 21. Hurt , Andres Gonzalez
  22. 22. The Hurt In Her Heart. , millie st.claire
  23. 23. Hurt , Jennifer Rondeau
  24. 24. Broken, Confused, And Hurt , Kimberly Santistevan
  25. 25. My Love, I Never Do Anything To Hurt You.. , Ravi Sathasivam
  26. 26. However I'Ve Hurt , Timothy Weiermann
  27. 27. I Can'T Hurt You Anymore... , Amber Zitzloff
  28. 28. Hurt... , Sarah Ibrahim
  29. 29. Hurt , Royal Princess
  30. 30. Words That Hurt , Joseph Tanner
  31. 31. NĬ ShĀ Ng Haì Le WǑ (You .. , Dónall Dempsey
  32. 32. Hurt Heart Healed , Dan Brown
  33. 33. Hurt , Kelly Vinal
  34. 34. Hurt , Adam Rubenstein
  35. 35. Hurt , Miss Remy
  36. 36. Why Do People Hurt Others , sandy nobody
  37. 37. Hurt , David Harris
  38. 38. What He Doesn'T Know Won'T Hurt Him Either , Ted Sheridan
  39. 39. Love And Hurt , Darlyn Rose Villarosa
  40. 40. Why Did You Hurt Me? , Bekie Carroll
  41. 41. Hurt Me , Kayla Degraw
  42. 42. Hurt , Alycia Forbes
  43. 43. The Hole Inside Me (Hurt) , Amber Zenisek
  44. 44. Pain And Hurt , Abby Sowers
  45. 45. I Don'T Want To Hurt You Anymore , Sugar Bear
  46. 46. Hurt , Vince Davis
  47. 47. Rumors Hurt , ?sileNt strANgeR
  48. 48. I'M Sorry To Hurt You , Lola Romero
  49. 49. Love Can Hurt. , Moana Tuigamala
  50. 50. Love Among Hurt , Velmar Pewee Hale Johnson

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