The Epic Stars

Robinson Jeffers

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The heroic stars spending themselves,
Coining their very flesh into bullets for the lost battle,
They must burn out at length like used candles;
And Mother Night will weep in her triumph, taking home her heroes.
There is the stuff for an epic poem--
This magnificent raid at the heart of darkness, this lost battle--
We don't know enough, we'll never know.
Oh happy Homer, taking the stars and the Gods for granted.

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  • uxfantwan3

    What a deeply moving read. Really hits home with its sublime imagery of heroism, sacrifice, and the mysteries of existence.