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Hurt Hawks - Poem by Robinson Jeffers

I

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.

II

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

  • 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

    8 person liked.
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  • Rookie Taylor Graham (11/2/2009 5:29:00 PM)

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

  • Rookie Ron Wallace (7/20/2008 3:31:00 PM)

    Possibly the best poem ever written, unquestionably in the top five. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Hurt

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  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
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  10. 10. Daddy Please Don'T Hurt Mommy , Velmar Pewee Hale Johnson
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  12. 12. (718) Poemhunters-Hurt No More , Melvina Germain
  13. 13. I Hurt And Hurt , Amy Louise Kerswell
  14. 14. Being Alone Doesn'T Hurt - Much! ! , Scarlett Treat
  15. 15. Pain And Hurt , anna sprague
  16. 16. Not Waiting To Be Hurt Again , Peter Stavropoulos (Best Lov ..
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  18. 18. Hurt , david bailey
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  20. 20. My Love, I Never Do Anything To Hurt You.. , Ravi Sathasivam
  21. 21. Angry Words Hurt. , Fay Slimm
  22. 22. Hurt , Andres Gonzalez
  23. 23. The Hurt In Her Heart. , millie st.claire
  24. 24. Love Among Hurt , Velmar Pewee Hale Johnson
  25. 25. Hurt , Jennifer Rondeau
  26. 26. Broken, Confused, And Hurt , Kimberly Santistevan
  27. 27. However I'Ve Hurt , Timothy Weiermann
  28. 28. A Child Was Hurt , Amy Louise Kerswell
  29. 29. I Can'T Hurt You Anymore... , Amber Zitzloff
  30. 30. Hurt... , Sarah Ibrahim
  31. 31. Hurt , Royal Princess
  32. 32. Words That Hurt , Joseph Tanner
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  34. 34. Hurt Heart Healed , Dan Brown
  35. 35. Hurt , Kelly Vinal
  36. 36. Hurt , Adam Rubenstein
  37. 37. Hurt , Miss Remy
  38. 38. Why Do People Hurt Others , sandy nobody
  39. 39. Hurt , David Harris
  40. 40. What He Doesn'T Know Won'T Hurt Him Either , Ted Sheridan
  41. 41. Why Did You Hurt Me? , Bekie Carroll
  42. 42. Love And Hurt , Darlyn Rose Villarosa
  43. 43. Why Does It Hurt , Charles M Moore
  44. 44. Hurt Me , Kayla Degraw
  45. 45. Hurt , Alycia Forbes
  46. 46. Never Meant To Hurt You , Margaret Serrano
  47. 47. Hurt! , Andrea Davis
  48. 48. I Am Sad And Hurt , Janet Diaz
  49. 49. The Hole Inside Me (Hurt) , Amber Zenisek
  50. 50. Pain And Hurt , Abby Sowers
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