Thursday, December 24, 2009

Gary Snyder

Lew Welch just turned up one day,
live as you and me. "Damn, Lew" I said.
"You didn't shoot yourself after all."
"Yes I did." he said,
and even then I felt the tingling down my back.
"Yes you did, too." I said - "I can feel it now."
"Yeah." he said,
"There's a basic fear between your world and
mine. I don't know why.
What I came to say was,
teach the children about the cycles.
The life cycles. All other cycles.
That's what it's all about, and it's all forgot"

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