Never Weep

 

I built her a tower when I was young— 
Sometime she will die— 
I built it with my hands, I hung 
Stones in the sky. 

Old but still strong I climb the stone— 
Sometime she will die— 
Climb the steep rough steps alone, 
And weep in the sky. 

Never weep, never weep. 
Never weep, never weep. 

Never be astonished, dear.   
Always expect change. 
Never run away in fear. 
Nothing is strange.   

We have seen the human race 
Capture all its dreams. 
Every dream we dare to chase,           
Except for peace. 

But never weep, never weep. 
Never weep, never weep. 

Never weep, never weep. 
Never weep, never weep. 

Take your mind to a place 
Where Nature sings 
In good time you may find 
You have sprouted wings. 

Beware these are the failing years-- 
They will go deep. 
Darlin’ wash away your tears 
Never weep 

Never weep, never weep. 
Never weep, never weep. 

Never weep, never weep. 
Never weep, never weep.

 

 

"For Una"’ by Robinson Jeffers

from The Collected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers

edited by Tim Hunt, published by Stanford University Press

 

 

 

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