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Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Birthday, Gary Snyder « Being Poetry

Happy Birthday, Gary Snyder « Being Poetry

A quote from Gary Snyder:

“As a poet, I hold the most archaic values on earth. They go back to the late Paleolithic: the fertility of the soil, the magic of animals, the power-vision in solitude, the terrifying initiation and rebirth; the love and ecstasy of the dance, the common work of the tribe. I try to hold both history and wilderness in mind, that my poems may approach the true measure of things and stand against the unbalance and ignorance of our times.”~ from A Controversy of Poets and quoted in the above article.

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