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Before it was decided


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Before it was Decided
Con/Jur/d 5/5/2020

Depending on what book
he is reading as leaves 
hinted red radiate languid
insects vaporous resins
sitting on the sturdy
splintered yet abandoned 
Deer platform overlooking
fields of Dogwood Sumac
Ragweed with the occasions 
Buck Fawn Doe gunless
fully engaged in what
is written while
maintaining 

awareness of Sun’s
suspensions of Web Pollen Birdsong
the depth and breadth of their lazy
Illuminations will determine
how it comes-out in 
the end.

 

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Thank You both - I am assuming Gary Snyder? Who turned 90 the day this was written although I did not know and had not read snyder in years so was doubly wowed;-)

J

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thegateless.org Come on over and check out my poetry substack y'all;-) Or if your bored, head to the Zazzle store: https://www.zazzle.com/store/gateless. If you buy anything I lose a bet, so consider that before you violate the digital rules.

 

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...how I would have wanted to be!

Tony, you might not have wanted to be, if you were one of the deer. I got the sense that it all depended on

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how it comes-out in 
the end.

Reading this poem, I found myself wanting to relax and luxuriate in the presence of wild nature, but unable to do quite so, fearing for the safety of the deer! I'm not sure this was an intended insinuation, Juris, but it created an interesting psychological effect for me, certainly worthy of poetic exploration.

Incidentally, I'm happy to say I had the privilege of attending a lecture by Snyder some years ago at the Freer Sackler Gallery--he even signed my program. 🙂

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Wow AB! Cool! I've seen a few poets over the years- alas Snyder eluded  me;-) Thanks all for the comments and well, no deer was harmed in the making of this poem;-) (The time in quarantine has gotten strange (r) 😉 

 

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thegateless.org Come on over and check out my poetry substack y'all;-) Or if your bored, head to the Zazzle store: https://www.zazzle.com/store/gateless. If you buy anything I lose a bet, so consider that before you violate the digital rules.

 

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Glad to hear your poem was cruelty-free, and I wish I could have seen all the poets you have!

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