Robinson Jeffers Poems

Robinson Jeffers was an American poet born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, in 1887. He studied literature and medicine as a student and published his first volume of poetry in 1912. His work is remembered for its loose, free verse style inspired by the writing of Walt Whitman.

The Stars Go Over the Lonely Ocean

by Robinson Jeffers

‘The Stars Go Over the Lonely Ocean’ by Robinson Jeffers is a complex poem that suggests that the speaker’s contemporary world is falling apart and is only going to get worse before it gets better. 

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