Regarding Wave (Google eBook)
"Wild nature as the ultimate ground of human affairs"--the beautiful, precarious balance among forces and species forms a unifying theme for the new poems in this collection. The title, Regarding Wave, reflects "a half-buried series of word origins dating back through the Indo-European language: intersections of energy, woman, song and 'Gone Beyond Wisdom.'" Central to the work is a cycle of songs for Snyder's wife, Masa, and their first son, Kai. Probing even further than Snyder's previous collection of poems, The Back Country, this new volume freshly explores "the most archaic values on earth... the fertility of the soil, the magic of animals, the power-vision in solitude, the terrifying initiation and rebirth, the love and ecstasy of the dance, the common work of the tribe..."
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In the House of the Rising Sun
Song of the Slip
Kyoto Born in Spring Song
The Bed in the Sky
Revolution in the Revolution
Antares baby bamboo thicket beach BEATING WINGS bending born in spring breath brown burnd CATS THINKING Cicada Clear running stream cliff CLIMBED MT clouds clustered points DANCING PLACE dark dawn Deer trails Dharma drinking dunes Earth eyes Fat buds FOUR CORNERS HOPSCOTCH freeway fucking GARY SNYDER girl grain grasses green HIEI CROSS-COUNTRY hills hips inside IRON AGE island JACK SPICER KITANO SHRINE KYOTO BORN laugh leaf light LONG HAIR low tide Masa MEETING THE MOUNTAINS moon mouth naked Navajo night peach pine pink pissing POKE HOLE FISHING pool rain rainsqualls REGARDING WAVE round RUNNING WATER MUSIC SEED PODS SHARK MEAT shine SHINKYOGOKU shit Shiva shochu Sing about love sleep smoky snow sour spiralling SPIRIT POWERS stones STOVEWOOD swallows sweeping sweet sweet potato TAMA RIVER tangle Target Practice LOOKING thigh thru TOTSUGAWA GORGE turned walls watch weeds white river WILD EDGE wrappt
Page 88 - As a poet I hold the most archaic values on earth. They go back to the late Paleolithic: the fertility of the soil, the magic of animals, the power-vision in solitude, the terrifying initiation and re-birth, the love and ecstasy of the dance, the common work of the tribe.