Gary Snyder Quotes

I recalled when I worked in the woods and the bars of Madras, Oregon. That short-haired joy and roughness— America—your stupidity. I could almost love you again.
Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. I Went into the Maverick Bar (l. 17-21). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
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I came back to myself, To the real work, to "What is to be done."
Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. I Went into the Maverick Bar (l. 25-27). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
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a big picture of K. Marx with an axe, "Where I cut off one it will never grow again." O Karl would it were true I'd put my saw to work for you & the wicked social tree would fall right down.
Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Logging (l. 21-25). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
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Bulldozed by Luther and Weyerhaeuser Crosscut and chainsaw squareheads and finns high-lead and cat-skidding Trees down Creeks choked, trout killed, roads.
Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Logging (l. 13-18). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
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so you and I must wait Until the next blaze Of the world, the universe, Millions of worlds, burning Moh let it lie.
Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Logging (l. 12-16). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
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Lodgepole coneseed waits for fire And then thin forests of silver-grey. in the void a pine cone falls
Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Logging (l. 1-5). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
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Each dawn is clear Cold air bites the throat. Thick frost on the pine bough Leaps from the tree snapped by the diesel
Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Logging (l. 1-5). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
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But it's hard to farm Between the stumps: The cows get thin, the milk tastes funny, The kids grow up and go to college They don't come back the little fir-trees do
Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Logging (l. 20-25). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
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Pa-ta Shan-jen (A painter who watched Ming fall) lived in a tree: "The brush May paint the mountains and streams Though the territory is lost."
Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Logging (l. 26-31). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
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Again the ancient, meaningless Abstractions of the educated mind.
Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Logging (l. 1-2). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
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