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Biography of Robinson Jeffers

Robinson Jeffers

Robinson Jeffers (1887 - 1962)

John Robinson Jeffers (January 10, 1887-January 20, 1962) was an American poet who, after extensive travel in his youth, spent most of his life in Carmel, California, USA in a granite home he built for his family with his own hands, which included a large stone tower. He called them "Tor House" and "Hawk ower".

His short verse includes "Hurt Hawks", "The Purse-Seine", and "Shine, Perishing Republic". His intense relationship with the physical world is described in often brutal and apocalyptic verse and demonstrates a preference for the natural world over what he sees as the negative influence of civilization.

Quotes

"There is no reason for amazement: surely one always knew that cultures decay, and life's end is death." ~ "The Purse-Seine" (1937)

"Long live freedom and damn the ideologies." ~ "The Stars Go Over The Lonely Ocean" (1940)

"Corruption never has been compulsory; when the cities lie at the monster's feet there are left the mountains." ~ "Shine, Perishing Republic" (1941)


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58 Poems written by Robinson Jeffers

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Page ViewsPoemComments
10357 We Are Those People Comments and analysis of We Are Those People by Robinson Jeffers 2 Comments
8909 Shine, Perishing Republic Comments and analysis of Shine, Perishing Republic by Robinson Jeffers 86 Comments
8426 Vulture Comments and analysis of Vulture by Robinson Jeffers 2 Comments
8320 End Of The World Comments and analysis of End Of The World by Robinson Jeffers 1 Comment
6958 Summer Holiday Comments and analysis of Summer Holiday by Robinson Jeffers 1 Comment
6461 Contrast Comments and analysis of Contrast by Robinson Jeffers 1 Comment
6334 Divinely Superfluous Beauty Comments and analysis of Divinely Superfluous Beauty by Robinson Jeffers 8 Comments
5668 Carmel Point Comments and analysis of Carmel Point by Robinson Jeffers 25 Comments
5579 Return Comments and analysis of Return by Robinson Jeffers 1 Comment
5341 Contemplation Of The Sword Comments and analysis of Contemplation Of The Sword by Robinson Jeffers 1 Comment
5174 The Excesses Of God Comments and analysis of The Excesses Of God by Robinson Jeffers 1 Comment
5043 Ave Caesar Comments and analysis of Ave Caesar by Robinson Jeffers 42 Comments
4864 Praise Life Comments and analysis of Praise Life by Robinson Jeffers 8 Comments
4861 Love The Wild Swan Comments and analysis of Love The Wild Swan by Robinson Jeffers 1 Comment
4747 The Answer Comments and analysis of The Answer by Robinson Jeffers 6 Comments
4645 The Broken Balance Comments and analysis of The Broken Balance by Robinson Jeffers 2 Comments
4619 Fire On The Hills Comments and analysis of Fire On The Hills by Robinson Jeffers 2 Comments
4009 The Day Is A Poem (September 19, 1939)
3947 The Eye
3810 Suicide's Stone
3657 Birthday (Autobiography)
3557 Bixby's Landing
3556 Let Them Alone Comments and analysis of Let Them Alone by Robinson Jeffers 6 Comments
3487 Promise Of Peace
3401 Sign-Post
3252 To A Young Artist Comments and analysis of To A Young Artist by Robinson Jeffers 1 Comment
3240 The Silent Shepherds
3116 So Many Blood-Lakes
2990 On Building With Stone Comments and analysis of On Building With Stone by Robinson Jeffers 1 Comment
2895 Time Of Disturbance
2777 Birth-Dues
2699 Tor House Comments and analysis of Tor House by Robinson Jeffers 2 Comments
2574 Rock And Hawk Comments and analysis of Rock And Hawk by Robinson Jeffers 686 Comments
2452 Now Returned Home
2449 To The House
2437 The Bird With The Dark Plumes
2264 The Maid's Thought
2194 The Summit Redwood
2076 Meditation On Saviors
1555 Wise Men In Their Bad Hours Comments and analysis of Wise Men In Their Bad Hours by Robinson Jeffers 1 Comment
814 The Epic Stars Comments and analysis of The Epic Stars by Robinson Jeffers 19 Comments
778 Shiva
771 The Purse-Seine Comments and analysis of The Purse-Seine by Robinson Jeffers 1 Comment
656 Hurt Hawks Comments and analysis of Hurt Hawks by Robinson Jeffers 252 Comments
638 Ascent To The Sierras Comments and analysis of Ascent To The Sierras by Robinson Jeffers 12 Comments
637 Fawn's Foster-Mother
587 Natural Music Comments and analysis of Natural Music by Robinson Jeffers 3 Comments
551 Ghost Comments and analysis of Ghost by Robinson Jeffers 5 Comments
523 The Great Explosion
480 Be Angry At The Sun Comments and analysis of Be Angry At The Sun by Robinson Jeffers 7 Comments
473 The Stars Go Over The Lonely Ocean
429 Quia Absurdum
177 July Fourth By The Ocean
131 The Deer Lay Down Their Bones
110 To The Stone-Cutters
104 The Machine Comments and analysis of The Machine by Robinson Jeffers 4 Comments
34 Cassandra Comments and analysis of Cassandra by Robinson Jeffers 3 Comments
32 The Bed By The Window Comments and analysis of The Bed By The Window by Robinson Jeffers 2 Comments


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