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Shine, Perishing Republic (1925)

BY ROBINSON JEFFERS
    
 While this America settles in the mould of its vulgarity, heavily thickening to empire,
    And protest, only a bubble in the molten mass, pops and sighs out, and the mass hardens,

    I sadly smiling remember that the flower fades to make fruit, the fruit rots to make earth.
    Out of the mother; and through the spring exultances, ripeness and decadence; and home to the mother.

    You making haste haste on decay: not blameworthy; life is good, be it stubbornly long or suddenly
    A mortal splendor: meteors are not needed less than mountains: shine, perishing republic.

    But for my children, I would have them keep their distance from the thickening center; corruption
    Never has been compulsory, when the cities lie at the monster’s feet there are left the mountains.

    And boys, be in nothing so moderate as in love of man, a clever servant, insufferable master.
    There is the trap that catches noblest spirits, that caught—they say—God, when he walked on earth.



I have become a poetry fan, finally (is jazz next? lol). Robinson Jeffers is one of my favorites.
A free verse poet, the guy's stuff seems almost like Black Metal lyrics..very pagan and misanthropic. But unlike T.S Eliot it is not bleak..there is the depth and power of the eternal in the natural world which we are nothing to. It makes sense and has purpose.

This Poem and The Hollowmen are my favorites..

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Exodvs 4 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks for the fav!
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:iconarminius1871:
Thx for that many favs :)
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:iconsingle-leg:
Your welcome. Germany is such a beautiful place I have to go someday (with my mom who can actually speak  the language).
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:iconarminius1871:
Mh, are you German-Americans? If you visit Germany I can recommend u some places.
I can already tell you, that most tourists loved Bavaria, Munich and the romantic street here the most.
Except u wanna also see Berlin, but Berlin is a mix of modern and old, it was destroyed in the war a lot
so many historical areas are modern stuff now.
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My Mother was born in Stuttgart but came over to the U.S. as a baby five years after the war. I won't say I am rediscovering my heritage as I am pretty much an American but that designation means nothing now. America is not a real country in its current form, just a large shopping mall/motel/world meddler. That said I have an affinity for my German side of the family as they were still from the old country and I grew up with those unique customs. But I am in between worlds with no identity in the end, Nietzsche's Last man.

I live in NYC so I don't need to see the German version (Berlin) or the British version (London). I will definitely go to the South!
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MissMinion Apr 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fav! ^w^
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:iconsingle-leg:
Your welcome!
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:iconcreeper1574:
It's been a while since I chatted with you, and I saw that you put some characters in one of your commissions. That was really cool. Thanks. :)
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:iconsingle-leg:
Well things have changed a bit yet there is still a lot here that would appeal to the old watchers. No problem!
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MissMinion Mar 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks a ton for the fav!
^w^
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