California coast harsh yet lovely

Punta de los Lobos Marinos

Punta de los Lobos Marinos

Enormous cloud-mountains that form
over Point Lobos and into the sunset,
Figures of fire on the walls of tonight’s storm,
Foam of gold on gorges of fire, and the great file
of warrior angels.

Thus wrote California poet Robinson Jeffers in “Clouds of Evening” of his precious central Californian coastline.

Punta de los Lobos Marinos, Point of the Sea-wolves, was named by the early Spanish explorers who could hear the hoarse basrking of the Calfornia and Steller’s sea lions penetrating the ocean mist from the offshore rocks.

Landscape painter Francis McComas referred to this rugged coast as “…the greatest meeting of land and water in the world.”

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  1. Pingback: Happy Birthday, Robinson Jeffers | roundhousepoetrycircle

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