Jeffers’ “To The Stone-Cutters”

Stone-cutters fighting time with marble, you foredefeated
Challengers of oblivion
Eat cynical earnings, knowing rock splits, records fall down,
The square-limbed Roman letters
Scale in the thaws, wear in the rain. The poet as well
Builds his monument mockingly;
For man will be blotted out, the blithe earth die, the brave
Die blind, his heart blackening;
Yet stones have stood for a thousand years, and pained
The honey peace in old poems.

~Robinson Jeffers

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