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Famous Short Epic Poems. Short Epic Poetry by Famous Poets

Famous Short Epic Poems. Short Epic Poetry by Famous Poets. A collection of the all-time best Epic short poems

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by Robinson Jeffers

The Epic Stars

 The heroic stars spending themselves,
Coining their very flesh into bullets for the lost battle,
They must burn out at length like used candles;
And Mother Night will weep in her triumph, taking home her heroes.
There is the stuff for an epic poem-- This magnificent raid at the heart of darkness, this lost battle-- We don't know enough, we'll never know.
Oh happy Homer, taking the stars and the Gods for granted.