Gary Snyder

Gary Snyder Poems

1. As For Poets 4/14/2015
2. How Poetry Comes To Me 4/14/2015
3. Changing Diapers -new- 6/23/2015
4. Hitch Haiku 12/5/2014
5. For/From Lew 1/13/2003
6. For Lew Welch In A Snowfall 1/13/2003
7. Four Poems For Robin 1/20/2003
8. December At Yase 1/13/2003
9. There Are Those Who Love To Get Dirty 1/13/2003
10. Riprap 1/13/2003
11. Hay For The Horses 1/20/2003
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Hay For The Horses

He had driven half the night
From far down San Joaquin
Through Mariposa, up the
Dangerous Mountain roads,
And pulled in at eight a.m.
With his big truckload of hay
behind the barn.
With winch and ropes and hooks
We stacked the bales up clean
To splintery redwood rafters
High in the dark, flecks of alfalfa
Whirling through shingle-cracks of light,
Itch of haydust in the
sweaty shirt and shoes.
At lunchtime under Black oak
Out in the hot corral,
---The old mare nosing lunchpails,
Grasshoppers crackling in the weeds---
"I'm ...

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