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Robinson Jeffers - The Excesses Of God

Is it not by his high superfluousness we know
Our God? For to be equal a need
Is natural, animal, mineral: but to fling
Rainbows over the rain
And beauty above the moon, and secret rainbows
On the domes of deep sea-shells,
And make the necessary embrace of breeding
Beautiful also as fire,
Not even the weeds to multiply without blossom
Nor the birds without music:
There is the great humaneness at the heart of things,
The extravagant kindness, the fountain
Humanity can understand, and would flow likewise
If power and desire were perch-mates.

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Poet: Robinson Jeffers
Poem: The Excesses Of God
Volume: Selected Poems
Poem of the Day: May 14 2014

Comment 1 of 1, added on November 8th, 2010 at 5:05 PM.
I love the poem but how can I print it?

The poem is an inspiration which I would like to share with others in my elder hostel class.

Sarah W. Chase from United States

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