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
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