Gary Snyder

For The Children - Poem by Gary Snyder

The rising hills, the slopes,
of statistics
lie before us,
the steep climb
of everything, going up,
up, as we all
go down.

In the next century
or the one beyond that,
they say,
are valleys, pastures,
we can meet there in peace
if we make it.

To climb these coming crests
one word to you, to
you and your children:

stay together
learn the flowers
go light

Comments about For The Children by Gary Snyder

  • Susan Williams (3/24/2016 3:57:00 PM)

    He is addictive. He sees layers in this world around it and some of the layers he sees are not visible to me but he makes me consider the possibility that they do and perhaps that is his goal. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 23, 2015

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