Robinson Jeffers

po_Jeffers-Robinson1John Robinson Jeffers (January 10, 1887 – January 20, 1962) was an American poet, known for his work about the central California coast. Most of Jeffers’ poetry was written in classic narrative and epic form, but today he is also known for his short verse, and considered an icon of the environmental movement.


CREMATION
Robinson Jeffers

It nearly cancels my fear of death, my dearest child said,
When I think of cremation. To rot in the earth
Is a loathsome end, but to roar up in flame—besides, I am used to it
I have flamed with love or fury so often in m life,
No wonder my body is tired, no wonder it is dying.
We had great joy of my body. Scatter the ashes.