神话与文本(Myths & Texts)1960


Gary Snyder, Myths & Texts (New York: Totem Press, 1960; repr. New York: New Directions, 1978).

Contents                                                                                                                                                  
LOGGING
1 The morning star is not a star
2 But ye shall destroy their altars,
3 "Lodgepole Pine: the wonderful reproductive
4 Stood straight
                         holding the choker high
5 Again the ancient, meaningless
6 "In that year, 1914, we lived on the farm
7 Felix Baran
8 Each dawn is clear
9 Headed home, hitch-hiking
10 A ghost logger wanders a shadow
11 Ray Wells, a big Nisqually, and I
               each set a choker
12 A green limb hangs in the crotch
13 T 36N   R 16E   S25
14 The groves are down
                           cut down
15 Lodgepole
                  cone/seed waits for fire
HUNTING
1 first shaman song
2 Atok: creeping
3 this poem is for birds
4 The swallow-shell that eases birth
5 the making of the horn spoon
6 this poem is for bear
7 All beaded with dew
              dawn grass runway
8 this poem is for deer
9 Sealion, salmon, offshore–
10 Flung from demonic wombs
                  off to some new birth
11 songs for a four-crowned dancing hat
12 Out the Greywolf valley
13 Now I'll also tell what food
    we lived on then:
14 Buddha fed himself to tigers
15 First day of the world.
16 How rare to be born a human being!
BURNING
1 second shaman song
2 One moves continually with the consciousness
3 Maudgalyayana saw hell
4 Maitreya the future Buddha
5 jimson weed
6 My clutch and your clutch
                batter the same bough
7 Face in the crook of her neck
                      felt throb of vein
8 John Muir on Mt. Ritter:
9 Night here,        a covert
10 Amitabha's vow
11 Floating of vapor from brazier
12 I have terrible meditations
13 Spikes of new smell driven up nostrils
14 A skin-bound bundle of clutchings
15 Stone-flake and salmon
16 "Wash me on home, mama"
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