Gary Snyder


Quotations

  • ''beasts
    Got the buddha-nature
    All but
    Coyote.''
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Hunting (l. 26-29). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
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  • ''subtle birds
    Wheel and go,leaving air in shreds
    black beaks shine in gray haze.
    Brushed by the hawk's wing
    of vision.''
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Hunting (l. 21-25). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
  • ''Our girls get layed by Coyote
    We get along
    just fine.
    The Shuswap tribe.''
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Hunting (l. 24-27). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
  • ''Raven
    on a roost of furs
    No bird in a bird-book,
    black as the sun.''
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Hunting (l. 35-38). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
  • ''Wearing a spotted fawnskin
    sleeping under trees
    bacchantes, drunk
    On wine or truth, what you will,
    Meaning: compassion.''
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Hunting (l. 22-25). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
  • ''All beaded with dew
    dawn grass runway
    Open-eyed rabbits hang
    dangle, loose feet in tall grass
    From alder snares.''
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Hunting (l. 1-5). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
  • ''The white gulls south of Victoria
    catch tossed crumbs in midair.
    When anyone hears the Catbird
    he gets lonesome.''
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Hunting (l. 9-12). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
  • ''Stiff springy jumps down the snowfields
    Head held back, forefeet out,
    Balls tight in a tough hair sack''
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Hunting (l. 19-21). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
  • ''How rare to be born a human being!
    Wash him off with cedar-bark and milkweed
    send the damned doctors home.
    Baby, baby, noble baby,
    Noble-hearted baby''
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Hunting (l. 1-5). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
  • ''My long hair was tucked up under a cap
    I'd left the earring in the car.''
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. I Went into the Maverick Bar (l. 5-6). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.

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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

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