Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Coast Road --Robinson Jeffers

I knew a native of Big Sur who told me of a time when many objected to the extension of Highway 1 to their remote part of the California central coast.

Study (Final to T.E.G.)

A horseman high alone as an eagle on the spur of the mountain
over Mirmas Canyon draws rein, looks down
At the bridge-builders, men, trucks, the power-shovels, the teeming
end of the new coast-road at the mountain's base.
He sees the loops of the road go northward, headland beyond
headland, into gray mist over Eraser's Point,
He shakes his fist and makes the gesture of wringing a chicken's
neck, scowls and rides higher.

From 'The Coast Road' --Robinson Jeffers