By Gary Snyder
We're proud to proceed our venture of publishing Deluxe Audio versions of the poems of Gary Snyder, learn by way of him. while first released in 2004, it was once the poet's first new selection of poems in two decades. might be his such a lot own, autobiographical assortment, it starts with the younger poet ascending Mt. St. Helens in 1945, a climb by chance timed with the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He was once 15 years outdated. virtually sixty years later, after the nice Buddhas at Bamiyan Valley have been bombed and with the sufferers of the realm exchange heart additionally “turned to dust," the poet composed a prayer whereas at brief Grass Temple in Senso-ji, a pilgrim at the direction of Kannon, Goddess of Mercy.
This impressive assortment was once greeted with large compliment, and as Julia Martin proclaimed, “Moving among relative and absolute methods of seeing, [Snyder] responds to the event of world clash and private soreness through reminding readers of the continuity of wildness, putting forward the price of artwork, and invoking an historical perform of knowledge and compassion."
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Instead of "Here Lie Emily and Charlotte" and deathless praise carved in their monument, I'd found a plaque fixed to a side aisle column whose footing pierced their vault and crushed their bones. The parson who'd replaced the Brontës' father had raised a new church on the old foundations. Claiming that the dead had undermined the antique floor, he sealed it with concrete, but his hygienic layer proved too thin to separate dead writers from live readers. Many of them stood where I stood and groaned at reasons offered why the little preacher didn't simply leave the old church standing and build a new one on the ample grounds: to cut construction costs, and to preserve links with the past he added his new nave with unobstructed views of his new pulpit, to the ancient steeple, which he saved.
Her rich, contralto, alien voice pronounced ws like vs but showed no other trace of accent, unlike the tall, strong girls at school, who broadened their as and os, as I did. All spoke our city's dialect passed on by parents like a curse except for the unearthly blonde whose perfume dizzied me in class. In a strapless green chiffon sheath dress no other twelve-year-old on earth could wear without a wired bra, she didn't slur a syllable when she asked me to do the cha cha at our eighth grade Sadie Hawkins dance.
When you close your eyes you can still make out the noiseless car chase scenes and silent blasts you watched long after you pulled your earphones out of the multi-lingual console in your armrest. In the few short intervals of dialogue, where men spoke to before they shot each other, you read their lips in English, tried to guess just how "You're dead meat, sucka" sounds in French, Italian, German, Dutch and Japanese and then the earth's horizon dipped below the sun which mercifully blanked out the screen.
Danger on Peaks (The Deluxe Edition) by Gary Snyder