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  • ''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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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,
and even then I felt the tingling down my back.
"Yes you did, too" I said—"I can feel it now."
"Yeah" he said,
"There's a basic fear between your world and
mine. I don't know why.

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