Gary Snyder

Gary Snyder (born May 8, 1930) is an American poet (often associated with the Beat Generation and the San Francisco Renaissance), as well as an essayist, lecturer, and environmental activist (frequently described as the "poet laureate of Deep Ecology"). Snyder is a winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His work, in his various roles, reflects an immersion in both Buddhist spirituality and nature. Snyder has translated literature into English from ancient Chinese and modern Japanese. For many years, Snyder served as a faculty member at the University of California, Davis, and he also served for a time on the California Arts Council.

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    They came to camp. On their
    Own trails I followed my own
    Trail here. Picked up the cold-drill,
    Pick, singlejack, and sack
    Of dynamite
    Ten thousand years.
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930)

    This is our body. Drawn up crosslegged by the flames
    drinking icy water
    hugging babies, kissing bellies,

    Laughing on the Great Earth

    Come out from the bath.
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930)

    Kai’s little scrotum up close to his groin,
    the seed still tucked away, that moved from us to him
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930)

    Only in dream, like this dawn,
    Does the grave, awed intensity
    Of our young love
    Return to my mind, to my flesh.
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930)

    Black pit cold and light-year
    Flame tongue of the dragon
    Licks the sun

    The sun is but a morning star
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930)