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Free Danger on Peaks Poems kindle ✓ eBook 9781593760809 Ñ moneyexpresscard Ý As a Pulitzer Prize winning poet bioregional activist Zen Buddhist and reluctant counterculture guru Gary Snyder has been a major artistic force in America for over five decades extending far beyond the Beat poems tAs a Pulitzer Prize winning poet bioregional activist Zen Buddhist and reluctant counterculture guru Gary Snyder has been a major artistic force in America for over five decades extending far beyond the Beat poems that first brought I thought forest fires burning to the northyellow nomex jacket thrown in the cab hard hat bootsI gunned the truck up the dirt road scramblingand came out on a flat stretch with a viewshimmering blue green streamers and a red glow down the sky—Stop Storms on the sun Solar winds going by— — —Finally floating in cool waterred sun ball sinkingthrough a smoky dusty hazerumble of bigrigsconstant buzz of cars on the 5;at the pool of Motel 6in Buttonwillowsouth end of the giant valleyghost of ancient Lake Tularesunset splash— — —Up along the Kamo rivernorthwest to higher groundAfter midnight New Year's evethe great bell of the Gionone hundred eight timesdeeply booms through the townFrom across the valleyit's a dark whisperechoing in your livermending yourfragile heart

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Ining work in a surprising variety of styles creating an arc shaped trail from these earliest climbs to what the poet calls poems “of intimate immediate life gossip and insight” Danger on Peaks is Snyder’s most personal work ev I really enjoyed this little loosely connected collection of poems It was my first Gary Snyder book after I had him recommended by a friend I am a relative newbie when it comes to poetry however and even less adept at reviews so I cannot really comment further

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Danger on Peaks PoemsHis work into the public eye Danger on Peaks begins with poems about Snyder’s first ascent of Mount St Helens in 1945 and his learning that atomic bombs had been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the morning of his descent Conta The review I wrote for LitKicksNear the beginning of Gary Snyder's new book the poet asks Who wouldn't take the chance to climb a snowpeak and get the long view? While the uestion is part of a piece about climbing Mt St Helens it can be read as an invitation as well who wouldn't take the chance to follow him into Danger on Peaks and see the view? The long view mountains and loved ones past and present and the land offers glimpses of beings living or not beings or not inside or outside of time and is one well worth beholdingBut the book is than just a pretty view Informed by Snyder's Buddhist ethic it gives us a way to look at what we see and it's clear throughout the book from the peaks of upheaval to the valley between them that the cycle itself has something to teach us if we'll pay attentionDanger on Peaks is Snyder's first collection of entirely new poems since Axe Handles which was published in 1983 With a mixture of styles ranging from prose poems to haiku the book is divided into six sections and takes its title from a poem in its fifth For Carole Her lithe leg proud skeptical passionate trained by the heights by the danger on peaksThe whole book is a journey and each successive poem leads the reader in this case me a little further; it's definitely not a random collection that can be skipped through at will Reading the entire collection is an experience akin to going on a pleasantly challenging hike with a knowledgeable guide who loves the land he travels The path Snyder takes here goes from the 1980 eruption of Mt St Helens to reflections on people friends and family he's known to the Taliban's destruction of the large Buddhas in Bamiyan and the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Near the beginning of the book he writes of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and says in the poem Atomic Dawn Horrified blaming scientists and politicians and the governments of the world I swore a vow to myself something like By the purity and beauty and permanence of Mt St Helens I will fight against this cruel destructive power and those who would seek to use it for all my lifeI think this book is a testament to that Whether it's direct as in the poems in the After Bamiyan section or less so like the poems written about friends and family the book is constructive and respectful understanding of life both in place and part of a wholeI could choose many examples of this from the book but I've decided to leave you with a couple of passages from this poem For Philip Zenshin Whalen d 26 June 2002 and for 33 pine trees Load of logs chains cinched down and double checked the truck heads slowly up the hill I will think of you pines from this mountain as you shelter people in the Valley years to comeThough our roles may change we're all part of something Gary Snyder does well to remind us