personal favorites / poetry collections… Mountains and Rivers Without End by Gary Snyder / poem & audio

Gary Snyder

Mountains and Rivers Without End

 
 
A podcast of Snyder’s reading from the collection (Freer Gallery’s Meyer Auditorium, 12 July 2008).

 
 
 
 

“Old Bones”

Out there walking round, looking out for food,
a rootstock, a birdcall, a seed that you can crack
plucking, digging, snaring, snagging,
        barely getting by,

no food out there on dusty slopes of scree—
carry some—look for some,
go for a hungry dream.
Deer bone, Dall sheep,
        bones hunger home.

Out there somewhere
a shrine for the old ones,
the dust of the old bones,
        old songs and tales.

What we ate—who ate what—
        how we all prevailed.

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~ by samofthetenthousandthings on April 20, 2012.

3 Responses to “personal favorites / poetry collections… Mountains and Rivers Without End by Gary Snyder / poem & audio”

  1. Gary Snyder ~ one of my ALL TIME favorites! Looking at a copy of Regarding Wave as I write this!

  2. For me, Snyder is genius.

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