Wednesday, 22 of November of 2017

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Gary Snyder – Piute Creek

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One granite ridge
A tree, would be enough
Or even a rock, a small creek,
A bark shred in a pool.
Hill beyond hill, folded and twisted
Tough trees crammed
In thin stone fractures
A huge moon on it all, is too much.
The mind wanders. A million
Summers, night air still and the rocks
Warm. Sky over endless mountains.
All the junk that goes with being human
Drops away, hard rock wavers
Even the heavy present seems to fail
This bubble of a heart.
Words and books
Like a small creek off a high ledge
Gone in the dry air.

trekeartA clear, attentive mind
Has no meaning but that
Which sees is truly seen.
No one loves rock, yet we are here.
Night chills. A flick
In the moonlight
Slips into Juniper shadow:
Back there unseen
Cold proud eyes
Of Cougar or Coyote
Watch me rise and go.

–Gary Snyder


Stever Toth – O Coyote

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 O coyote
they don’t like to see you
being so free
So they come with their arms
You can hear them loading up
You can hear them
egging each other on
to find some courage
& run you out of all decent company
But they have no courage
except for the numbers they buy
They never lose

So they drive you out
of the day time
& into the night time
The nerves of their consciences are deadened
but when the sun’s going down
coyote_in_field& the sky’s opening in darkness
The echoes of your howl
still rattle their brains
& make their hearts beat wildly
Because despite everything to the contrary
they love you madly
Can’t really live without you in fact

O coyote
they don’t like to see you
being so free
But you don’t care about what they like
You throw your head back
& let go a howl
that will echo wild & free in every atom
even in the atoms
they sometimes call their bodies


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