Friday, July 6, 2018

July 6: Gary Snyder, "Mid-August at Sourdough Mountain Lookout," Place in the World

Mid-August at Sourdough Mountain Lookout

by:  Gary Snyder

Down valley a smoke haze
Three days heat, after five days rain   
Pitch glows on the fir-cones
Across rocks and meadows
Swarms of new flies.

I cannot remember things I once read   
A few friends, but they are in cities.   
Drinking cold snow-water from a tin cup   
Looking down for miles
Through high still air.


Just because I love Gary Snyder's work, and it's a beautiful summer evening, and I'm happy with my place in the world.

Saint Marty's going to have dinner now.

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