ROCK AND HAWK by Robinson Jeffers, 1939

Here is a symbol in which Many high tragic thoughts Watch their own eyes. This gray rock, standing tall On the headland, where the seawind Lets no tree grow, Earthquake-proved, and signatured By ages of storms: on its peak A falcon has perched. I think, here is your emblem To hang in the future sky; Not the cross, not the hive, But this; bright power, dark peace; Fierce consciousness joined with fina Disinterestedness; Life with calm death; the falcon’s Realist eyes and act Married to the massive Mysticism of stone, Which failure cannot cast down Nor success make proud.

tags

Comments

I love this poem and have often wondered why he named it Rock and Hawk when in the body of the poem he talks about a falcon. Is it only because it rhymes? Oh poets.

I think you could spend all night with a group just discussing this alone or maybe a week?192.168.1.1 192.168.1.1 192.168.1.1 192.168.1.1

Such a very useful article. Very interesting to read this article.I would like to thank you for the efforts you had made for writing this awesome article.
hotmail login | red ball

This is a very good post which I really enjoy reading. It is not every day that I have the possibility to see something like this.
192.168.1.1

Hang in the future sky, the the hive, one could think on this for a long time, and so forth about this poem with so much in it..I think you could spend all night with a group just discussing this alone or maybe a week?

I've always loved this poem, thanks for posting it. It reminds me to go read more of this local treasure's work.

Post new comment

Your email is kept private and will not be shown publicly.

By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.