The storm-dances of gulls, the barking game of seals,
Over and under the ocean …
Divinely superfluous beauty
Rules the games, presides over destinies, makes trees grow
And hills tower, waves fall.
The incredible beauty of joy
Stars with fire the joining of lips, O let our loves too
Be joined, there is not a maiden
Burns and thirsts for love
More than my blood for you, by the shore of seals while the wings
Weave like a web in the air
Divinely superfluous beauty.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Robinson Jeffers's poem Divinely Superfluous Beauty

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  1. Donna Salerno says:

    This poem expresses a belief in a God of love and beauty. It is a very positive poem that says life is worth living. It was shown to me by someone when I was depressed and it was a light in the darkness of my depression. It sees the love of a man and woman as symbolic of the creation of a beautiful world. The world is something created by love and the lovers are an intrinsic part of the beauty of nature surrounding them.

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