The Big Sur Coast

“The tides are in our veins, we still mirror the stars, life is your child, but there is in me
Older and harder than life and more impartial, the eye that watched before there was an ocean.”            Robinson Jeffers

Traveling California Highway 1

past Point Lobos

“put me in a beautiful place

far removed from man”

to a lookout over Ocean View

at the top a small treed space

Tor House holds dear the things

of Robinson Jeffers and his wife Una

little cubbies set in the stonewall

small objects given by visitors

offerings to a reclusive couple

and the books

We climb the steps of Hawk Tower

forty foot tower over Carmel Bay

“making stone love stone”

Jeffers placed the “orphaned stones”

granite worn by the

Pacific Ocean

Gardens surround the house

there is Haig’s grave by the window

and I feel like I have been here

in a poem at this very place

the light from the window

shining on the loss of a thing loved

The Big Sur Coast

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