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Black Elk

The Time is not a Strong Prison

March 1st, 2008

But the time is not a strong prison either.

A little scraping of the walls of dishonest contractor’s concrete

Through a shower of chips and sand makes freedom.

Shake the dust from your hair.

This mountain sea-coast is real

For it reaches out far into the past and future;

It is part of the great and timeless excellence of things.

From the poem ‘A Little Scraping’ by Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962)

Jeffers and the Hawk Tower he built on the rocky coast of Carmel in California as a home and place of retreat for himself and his family. See The Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation site.

Robinson Jeffers