Friday, December 4, 2009

Visualizing snow: A winter poem from Gary Snyder

"Pine Tree Tops"

in the blue night
frost haze, the sky glows
with the moon
pine tree tops
bend snow-blue, fade
into sky, frost, starlight.
the creak of boots
rabbit tracks, deer tracks,
what do we know.

Gary Snyder, from Turtle Island, 1974, New Directions

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