Monday, November 16, 2015


R O B I N S O N    J E F F E R S    S T O N E     W O R K I N G

T O R   H O U S E   1930s

Eagle Valor, Chicken Mind

Unhappy country, what wings you have! Even here,

Nothing important to protect, and ocean-far from the nearest

   enemy, what a cloud

Of bombers amazes the coast mountain, what a hornet-swarm

   of fighters,

And day and night the guns practicing.

Unhappy, eagle wings and beak, chicken brain.

Weep (it is frequent in human affairs), weep for the terrible

    magnificence of the means,

The ridiculous incompetence of the reasons, the bloody and

Pathos of the result.

R O B I N S O N    J E F F E R S

Although born in Pittsburgh on January 10, 1887, Robinson Jeffers was really born, raised, lived, worked, died and endured on his rocky Pacific coast sanctuary of Carmel, California. You can go there today and still feel his poetry. Go find his books. Yes, make a bookstore order them.

J A I M E   D E   A N G U L O