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Shine, Perishing Republic - Poem by Robinson Jeffers

While this America settles in the mould of its vulgarity, heavily thickening
to empire
And protest, only a bubble in the molten mass, pops and sighs out, and the
mass hardens,
I sadly smiling remember that the flower fades to make fruit, the fruit rots
to make earth.
Out of the mother; and through the spring exultances, ripeness and deca-
dence; and home to the mother.

You making haste haste on decay: not blameworthy; life is good, be it stub-
bornly long or suddenly
A mortal splendor: meteors are not needed less than mountains:
shine, perishing republic.
But for my children, I would have them keep their distance from the thick-
ening center; corruption
Never has been compulsory, when the cities lie at the monster's feet there
are left the mountains.
And boys, be in nothing so moderate as in love of man, a clever servant,
insufferable master.
There is the trap that catches noblest spirits, that caught--they say--
God, when he walked on earth.


Comments about Shine, Perishing Republic by Robinson Jeffers

  • Gold Star - 10,958 Points Michael Walker (1/31/2015 5:40:00 PM)

    I like very much the phrase 'shine perishing republic'-just the right title. The last two lies have impact and surprise-'God when he walked on earth'. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Will Barber (12/12/2009 12:19:00 AM)

    Jeffers was right. The Empire doomed the Republic.

    We dwell here, fifty and more years on, not having heeded the voice of Jeffers, or (for that matter) Eisenhower.

    Nor, for that mattter, MacArthur. He advised Kennedy never to fight a land war in Asia., Shine, Perishing Republic indeed, with two such wars.

    The American Empire is doomed to failure. The quicker, the better. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Shine

  1. 1. Shine, Perishing Republic , Robinson Jeffers
  2. 2. Rain Or Shine , Charles Bukowski
  3. 3. Should Lanterns Shine , Dylan Thomas
  4. 4. Shine, Republic , Robinson Jeffers
  5. 5. * I Await My Sun Shine , Randy Hogan
  6. 6. Shining Stars, You Shine , Obed dela Cruz
  7. 7. Let The Sun Shine - Triolet , Ernestine Northover
  8. 8. Let Your Light So Shine , George MacDonald
  9. 9. The Shine Disappears , Hasmukh Amathalal
  10. 10. Let Sun Also Shine , Hasmukh Amathalal
  11. 11. Real Shine , Hasmukh Amathalal
  12. 12. Shine , Dwayne Earle Gordon
  13. 13. In Self Confidence Ever Shine , C. P. Sharma
  14. 14. My Time To Shine , Candy Simpson
  15. 15. With Shine On Face , Hasmukh Amathalal
  16. 16. Sun Shine , Max Waller
  17. 17. Shine On Face , Hasmukh Amathalal
  18. 18. It Will Shine Like A Diamond Before , Ahmad Shiddiqi
  19. 19. ' Shine Through The Darkness... ' , MoonBee Canady
  20. 20. 0134 All Things Shine , Michael Shepherd
  21. 21. Shine O Sun Shine , Neela Nath Das
  22. 22. Shine Of Love , Ahmad Shiddiqi
  23. 23. *705 Shine As Lights In The World , John Knight
  24. 24. Leaf Shine. , Fay Slimm
  25. 25. Gold With Shine , Hasmukh Amathalal
  26. 26. The Sun Will Shine , blessing nanier
  27. 27. Life Will Shine , Alison Smith
  28. 28. Sun ***** Where The Sun Refuses To Shine , Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan
  29. 29. Shine Upon Me , ANDREW BLAKEMORE
  30. 30. Mary, The Sun Will Shine For You , ANDREW BLAKEMORE
  31. 31. The Sun Might Shine Again , David Harris
  32. 32. Gabriel Don’t Worry, Shine A Light , Mary Wismer
  33. 33. Rare Shine , Hasmukh Amathalal
  34. 34. Make My Life Shine Like A Star , Asif Andalib
  35. 35. Let Your Light Shine! , Queeny Gona
  36. 36. Shine, Shine , Sina Farajzadeh
  37. 37. Shine , Reshma Ramesh
  38. 38. Life With Purple Shine , Kalpak Kaplash
  39. 39. It Is Time To Shine , Aldo Kraas
  40. 40. O Radiant Stars That Shine Above , ANDREW BLAKEMORE
  41. 41. You May Shine , Hasmukh Amathalal
  42. 42. Rain Or Shine , DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  43. 43. Smile And Shine , Hasmukh Amathalal
  44. 44. The Sun, The Shine And The Light Of My L.. , Scott Austin
  45. 45. (13 X 2) Shine , moon batchelder
  46. 46. #where Is The Shine? , aryaindia india
  47. 47. Let The Sun Shine , Monica Hinson
  48. 48. The Sun Will Always Shine , Aldo Kraas
  49. 49. 'Shoe Shine Boy' , Linda Winchell
  50. 50. Shine Through , Leland Wright
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