The Roan Stallion: By Robinson Jeffers
“The Roan Stallion” is an allegorical narrative in free verse written by Robinson Jeffers and published in 1925. The poem tells the story of California, a mixed-race woman mired in a loveless and brutal marriage. She establishes an emotional attachment with a roan stallion that ultimately leads to tragedy. The poem is read by actress Marian Seldes, and the text is printed in the liner notes.