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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
10237 We Are Those People Comments and analysis of We Are Those People by Robinson Jeffers 2 Comments
8785 Shine, Perishing Republic Comments and analysis of Shine, Perishing Republic by Robinson Jeffers 85 Comments
8376 Vulture Comments and analysis of Vulture by Robinson Jeffers 2 Comments
8270 End Of The World Comments and analysis of End Of The World by Robinson Jeffers 1 Comment
6892 Summer Holiday Comments and analysis of Summer Holiday by Robinson Jeffers 1 Comment
6433 Contrast Comments and analysis of Contrast by Robinson Jeffers 1 Comment
6263 Divinely Superfluous Beauty Comments and analysis of Divinely Superfluous Beauty by Robinson Jeffers 8 Comments
5634 Carmel Point Comments and analysis of Carmel Point by Robinson Jeffers 25 Comments
5426 Return Comments and analysis of Return by Robinson Jeffers 1 Comment
5336 Cassandra Comments and analysis of Cassandra by Robinson Jeffers 3 Comments
5272 Contemplation Of The Sword Comments and analysis of Contemplation Of The Sword by Robinson Jeffers 1 Comment
5125 The Excesses Of God Comments and analysis of The Excesses Of God by Robinson Jeffers 1 Comment
4876 Ave Caesar Comments and analysis of Ave Caesar by Robinson Jeffers 41 Comments
4775 Praise Life Comments and analysis of Praise Life by Robinson Jeffers 8 Comments
4755 Love The Wild Swan Comments and analysis of Love The Wild Swan by Robinson Jeffers 1 Comment
4663 The Answer Comments and analysis of The Answer by Robinson Jeffers 6 Comments
4608 The Broken Balance Comments and analysis of The Broken Balance by Robinson Jeffers 2 Comments
4567 Fire On The Hills Comments and analysis of Fire On The Hills by Robinson Jeffers 2 Comments
3952 The Day Is A Poem (September 19, 1939)
3919 The Eye
3705 Suicide's Stone
3608 Birthday (Autobiography)
3483 Let Them Alone Comments and analysis of Let Them Alone by Robinson Jeffers 6 Comments
3473 Bixby's Landing
3450 Promise Of Peace
3292 Sign-Post
3203 The Silent Shepherds
3173 To A Young Artist Comments and analysis of To A Young Artist by Robinson Jeffers 1 Comment
3075 So Many Blood-Lakes
2897 On Building With Stone Comments and analysis of On Building With Stone by Robinson Jeffers 1 Comment
2864 Time Of Disturbance
2744 Birth-Dues
2653 Tor House Comments and analysis of Tor House by Robinson Jeffers 2 Comments
2449 Rock And Hawk Comments and analysis of Rock And Hawk by Robinson Jeffers 686 Comments
2426 Now Returned Home
2418 To The House
2363 The Bird With The Dark Plumes
2233 The Maid's Thought
2151 The Summit Redwood
2039 Meditation On Saviors
1392 Wise Men In Their Bad Hours Comments and analysis of Wise Men In Their Bad Hours by Robinson Jeffers 1 Comment
883 To The Stone-Cutters
847 The Bed By The Window Comments and analysis of The Bed By The Window by Robinson Jeffers 2 Comments
728 Shiva
708 The Epic Stars Comments and analysis of The Epic Stars by Robinson Jeffers 19 Comments
622 The Purse-Seine Comments and analysis of The Purse-Seine by Robinson Jeffers 1 Comment
602 Fawn's Foster-Mother
587 Hurt Hawks Comments and analysis of Hurt Hawks by Robinson Jeffers 252 Comments
581 Ascent To The Sierras Comments and analysis of Ascent To The Sierras by Robinson Jeffers 11 Comments
490 Natural Music Comments and analysis of Natural Music by Robinson Jeffers 3 Comments
448 Ghost Comments and analysis of Ghost by Robinson Jeffers 4 Comments
403 The Stars Go Over The Lonely Ocean
400 The Great Explosion
323 Quia Absurdum
253 Be Angry At The Sun Comments and analysis of Be Angry At The Sun by Robinson Jeffers 7 Comments
140 July Fourth By The Ocean
72 The Deer Lay Down Their Bones
4 The Machine Comments and analysis of The Machine by Robinson Jeffers 4 Comments


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