Gary Snyder Quotes

Rain falls for centuries Soaking the loose rocks in space Sweet rain, the fire's out The black snag glistens in the rain & the last wisp of smoke floats up
Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Burning (l. 24-28). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
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If, after obtaining Buddhahood, anyone in my land gets tossed in jail on a vagrancy rap, may I not attain highest perfect enlightenment.
Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Burning (l. 1-3). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
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Black pit cold and light-year Flame tongue of the dragon Licks the sun The sun is but a morning star
Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Burning (l. 33-36). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
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Your empty happy body Swarming in the light
Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Burning (l. 16-17). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
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Poetry a riprap on the slick rock of metaphysics
Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Burning (l. 9). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
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riding flatcars to Fresno, Across the whole country Steep towns, flat towns, even New York, And oceans and Europe & libraries & galleries And the factories they make rubbers in
Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Burning (l. 15-19). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
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He will not go, But wait through fish scale, shale dust, bone of hawk and marmot, caught leaves in ice, Til flung on a new net of atoms:
Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Burning (l. 9-13). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
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Bodhidharma sailing the Yangtze on a reed Lenin in a sealed train through Germany Hsuan Tsang, crossing the Pamirs Joseph, Crazy Horse, living the last free starving high-country winter of their tribes. Surrender into freedom revolt into slavery—
Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Burning (l. 17-22). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
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Blotting the sun Stinging the eyes. The hot seeds steam underground still alive.
Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Burning (l. 40-43). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
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Only in dream, like this dawn, Does the grave, awed intensity Of our young love Return to my mind, to my flesh.
Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. December at Yase (l. 17-20). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
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