Friday, May 30, 2008

Poetry of the Day

For All

by Gary Snyder

Ah to be alive
on a mid-September morn
fording a stream
barefoot, pants rolled up,
holding boots, pack on,
sunshine, ice in the shallows,
northern rockies.

Rustle and shimmer of icy creek waters
stones turn underfoot, small and hard as toes
cold nose dripping
singing inside
creek music, heart music,
smell of sun on gravel.

I pledge allegiance

I pledge allegiance to the soil
of Turtle Island,
and to the beings who thereon dwell
one ecosystem
in diversity
under the sun
With joyful interpenetration for all.

(I dedicate this to all of you...thank you for all your love and prayers and support and celebration!)


  1. Beautiful, beautiful poem. It would fit very nicely into the theme of a post of Rachelle on BlogHer a few days ago, Poetry as Prayer.

  2. Beautiful; thanks for sharing this!

    I posted something at my blog that should be seen by baseball-lovers everywhere. If for nothing else, then to roll one's eyes.


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