Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"For the Children" by Gary Snyder


The rising hills, the slopes,
of statistics
lie before us,
the steep climb
of everything, going up,
up, as we all
go down.

In the next century
or the one beyond that,
they say,
are valleys, pastures,
we can meet there in peace
if we make it.

To climb these coming crests
one word to you, to
you and your children:

stay together
learn the flowers
go light

"For the Children" by Gary Snyder, from Turtle Island.
© New Directions, 1974.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful insight into your world Jim. The lake looks magical at times, and intimate. My lake fish have headed to deep water, for now!

    Best regards.

    Richard.

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