The beauty of human mourning in distant rain. Some metaphors feel like tricks; some seem to well up from the subconscious. @ 1935 Robinson Jeffers Jeffers Literary Properties Stanford University Press Reading © 2017 Kaweah Distant Rainfall demonstrates this poet’s willingness to invest fully in subconscious association. The poem depicts the detailed impressions that phenomena can conjure up in the mind. The poet does not make the mistake of explaining that the mind generates associations seemingly spontaneously, but rather takes the reader on a journey into the real realm of free association—not a thought-game, but a natural activity of the...
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