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Robinson Jeffers - Be Angry At The Sun

That public men publish falsehoods
Is nothing new. That America must accept
Like the historical republics corruption and empire
Has been known for years.

Be angry at the sun for setting
If these things anger you. Watch the wheel slope and turn,
They are all bound on the wheel, these people, those warriors.
This republic, Europe, Asia.

Observe them gesticulating,
Observe them going down. The gang serves lies, the passionate
Man plays his part; the cold passion for truth
Hunts in no pack.

You are not Catullus, you know,
To lampoon these crude sketches of Caesar. You are far
From Dante's feet, but even farther from his dirty
Political hatreds.

Let boys want pleasure, and men
Struggle for power, and women perhaps for fame,
And the servile to serve a Leader and the dupes to be duped.
Yours is not theirs.

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Poet: Robinson Jeffers
Poem: Be Angry At The Sun
Volume: Be Angry At The Sun
Year: Published/Written in 1941

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Comment 1 of 2, added on September 6th, 2009 at 11:52 PM.

Robinson Jeffers needs much more credit forall of his work that is
way ahead of its time!!!Many years ago i was a guest at Maximillion & Edith Forstles home that was located on the
opposite side of the street up the road a block or so.
I was lucky because i got a rare view of his home that
is for me a living sculpture.....filled with passion!!!Truely james l. cloward jr,P.O. Box 50794, pkrovo, utah 84601 P.S. Thanks for letting me show some small appreciation for a real Giant with words!!!!

JAMES L. CLOWARD JR. from United States

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