Map by Gary Snyder

Map by Gary SnyderA hill, a farm,A forest, and a valley.Half a hill plowed, half woods.A forest valley and a valley field.Sun passes over;Two solstices a yearCow in the pastureSometimes deerA farmhouse built of wood.A forest built on bones.The high field, hawksThe low field, crowsWren in the bramblesFrogs in the creekHot in summerCold in snowThe […]

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Hey 19 by Steely Dan

Hey 19 Steely Dan Way back when in ’67I was the dandy of Gamma ChiSweet things from BostonSo young and willingMoved down to ScarsdaleWhere the hell am I? Hey, nineteenNo, we can’t dance together (We can’t dance together)No, we can’t talk at allPlease take me along when you slide on down Hey, nineteenThat’s ‘Retha FranklinShe […]

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Vita Nova by Louise Gluck

Vita Nova BY LOUISE GLÜCK You saved me, you should remember me. The spring of the year; young men buying tickets for the ferryboats. Laughter, because the air is full of apple blossoms. When I woke up, I realized I was capable of the same feeling. I remember sounds like that from my childhood, laughter for […]

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