Sharp flippers lifted, or great-eyed heads, as they roll in the sea. 1887-1962
"At the equinox when the earth was veiled in a late rain, wreathed with wet poppies, waiting spring"
"While this America settles in the mould of its vulgarity, heavily thickening to empire"
"At dawn a knot of sea-lions lies off the shore in the slow swell between the rock and the cliff"
"Oh, a thousand years will hardly leach, he thought, this dust of that fire"
Jeffers considered this long poem, among other things, a study into the origins of religion