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Ave Caesar

Robinson Jeffers 1887 (Allegheny) – 1962 (Carmel-by-the-Sea)



No bitterness: our ancestors did it.
They were only ignorant and hopeful, they wanted freedom but wealth too.
Their children will learn to hope for a Caesar.
Or rather--for we are not aquiline Romans but soft mixed colonists--
Some kindly Sicilian tyrant who'll keep
Poverty and Carthage off until the Romans arrive,
We are easy to manage, a gregarious people,
Full of sentiment, clever at mechanics, and we love our luxuries.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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John Robinson Jeffers was an American poet, known for his work about the central California coast. more…

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