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      Beat-up datsun idling in the road
      shreds of fog
      almost-vertical hillsides drop away
      huge stumps fading into mist
      soft warm rain


 Gary Snyder at Modern American Poetry

Gary Snyder at Academy of American Poets

Gary Snyder at Literary Kicks

Gary Snyder at Poetry Foundation

Gary Snyder interviewed at Caffeine Destiny:

What is the most satisfying thing for you about writing, and has that changed over the years? 

 The act of making something, bringing elements together and creating a new thing with craft and wit hidden in it, is a great pleasure. It's not the only sort of pleasure, but it is challenging and satisfying, and not unlike other sorts of creating and building. In Greek "poema" means "makings." It doesn't change with the years, or with the centuries.