Gary Snyder Poems

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1.
December At Yase

You said, that October,
In the tall dry grass by the orchard
When you chose to be free,
"Again someday, maybe ten years."
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2.
Four Poems For Robin

Siwashing It Out Once in Suislaw Forest

I slept under rhododendron
All nightblossoms fell
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3.
Hay For The Horses

He had driven half the night
From far down San Joaquin
Through Mariposa, up the
Dangerous Mountain roads,
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4.
For Lew Welch In A Snowfall

Snowfall in March:
I sit in the white glow reading a thesis
About you. Your poems, your life.
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5.
There Are Those Who Love To Get Dirty

There are those who love to get dirty
and fix things.
They drink coffee at dawn,
beer after work,
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6.
Riprap

Lay down these words
Before your mind like rocks.
placed solid, by hands
In coice of place, set
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7.
For/From Lew

Lew Welch just turned up one day,
live as you and me. "Damn, Lew" I said,
"you didn't shoot yourself after all."
"Yes I did" he said,
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8.
Hitch Haiku

They didn't hire him
so he ate his lunch alone:
the noon whistle
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9.
How Poetry Comes To Me

It comes blundering over the
Boulders at night, it stays
Frightened outside the
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10.
For The Children

The rising hills, the slopes,
of statistics
lie before us,
the steep climb
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