Quotation by Robinson Jeffers

I tell you solemnly
That I was sorry to have disappointed him. To be eaten by that beak and become part of him, to share those wings and those eyes—
What a sublime end of one's body, what an enskyment; what a life
after death.
Robinson Jeffers (1887–1962), U.S. poet. Vulture (l. 9–11). . .

Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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