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.