Robinson Jeffers’s Tower


Robinson Jeffers built a stone tower as part of his home in Carmel, California. Dr. Peter Quigley quotes scholar Theodore Ziolkowski as having said, “the tower was not the realization of an image long present in Jeffers’s poetry, just the opposite.”

The tower worked to produce the poetry.

Whatever our means of making poetry, how great it would be if all our homes “worked to produce” it. The home we have lived in for twenty years has done that for me. Most of that work was in my unconscious and is only now commuting to my conscious being.  All of it has been a joy.

6 thoughts on “Robinson Jeffers’s Tower

  1. Carole Webber June 7, 2014 / 3:14 pm

    So no need for you to build a tower.

    • fictionfitz June 7, 2014 / 3:30 pm

      An old barn with a great view seems to do it. I am a frog in a small pond.

  2. Carole Webber June 7, 2014 / 3:40 pm

    Watch out for the beavers, they may eat you.

    • fictionfitz June 8, 2014 / 6:28 am

      Looking for monkeys today.

  3. New Hampshire Garden Solutions June 7, 2014 / 7:06 pm

    Building with stone is much like putting together a jigsaw puzzle, only you get your fingers pinched a lot more.

    • fictionfitz June 8, 2014 / 6:28 am

      I never drew the correlation. I only knew I didn’t like to do either.

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