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Kyger, Joanne    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Snyder, Gary, Mrs.
1 poems available by this author


DESTRUCTION    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: First of all do you remember the way a bear goes through
Subject(s): Grief; Loss; Sorrow; Sadness



Snyder, Gary    Poet's Biography
96 poems available by this author


A WALK    Poem Text    
First Line: Sunday the only day we don't work
Subject(s): Nature


ABOVE PATE VALLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: We finished clearing the last / section of rail by noon
Subject(s): Wilderness


AFLOAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Floating in a tiny boat
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


AFTER THE TYPHOON    Poem Text    
First Line: Rain whipped up the umbrella
Subject(s): Typhoons


ALL OVER THE DRY GRASSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Motorburn, oil sump dirt smell
Subject(s): Americans; United States; America


AN OFFERING FOR TARA    Poem Text    
First Line: Have you seen my companion
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


ARCTIC MIDNIGHT TWILIGHT COOL HORTH BREEZE WITH LOW CLOUDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Green mountain walls in blowing cloud
Variant Title(s): Daylight All Day
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


AS FOR POETS    Poem Text    


AXE HANDLES    Poem Text    
First Line: One afternoon the last week in april
Subject(s): Axes; Hatchets


BEDROCK    Poem Text    
First Line: Snowmelt pond -- warm granite
Subject(s): Environment; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


BOAT OF A BILLION YEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: The boat of a million years
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


BOWS TO DROUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Driest summer, / the hose snakes under the mulch
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


BUBBS CREEK HAIRCUT    Poem Text    
First Line: High ceilinged and the double mirrors, the
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


BUILDING    Poem Text    
First Line: We started our house midway through the cultural revolution
Subject(s): Buildings & Builders; History; Historians


BUT YE SHALL DESTROY THEIR ALTARS,    Poem Text    


BY FRAZIER CREEK FALLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Standing up on lifted, folded rock
Subject(s): Environment; Waterfalls; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


CARTAGENA    Poem Text    
First Line: Rain and thunder beat down and flooded the streets
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


CHANGING DIAPERS    Poem Text    
First Line: How intelligent he looks
Subject(s): Fathers; Men; Prayer


COVERS THE GROUND    Poem Text    
First Line: Down the great central valley's
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


CROSS-LEGG'D    Poem Text    
First Line: Cross-legg'd under the low tent roof
Subject(s): Geology; Love; Mythology


EARRINGS DANGLING AND MILES OF DESERT    Poem Text    
First Line: Sagebrush (artemisia) is of the sunflower family
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


EARTH VERSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Wide enough to keep you looking
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


ENDLESS STREAMS AND MOUNTAINS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Clearing the mind and sliding in
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


FENCE POSTS    Poem Text    
First Line: It might be that horses would be useful
Subject(s): Environment; Trees; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


FINDING THE SPACE IN THE HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: I first saw it in the sixties
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


FIRST LANDFALL ON TURTLE ISLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Crossing eastward the pacific on the washington bear
Subject(s): Landfall


FOR A FAR-OUT FRIEND    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Because I once beat you up
Subject(s): Friendship


FOR THE BOY WHO WAS DODGER POINT LOOKOUT FIFTEEN YEARS AGO    Poem Text    
First Line: The thin blue smoke of our campfire
Subject(s): Mountain Climbing


FOR THE CHILDREN    Poem Text    
First Line: The rising hills, the slopes
Subject(s): Children; Environment; Mothers; Childhood; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


FORDING THE FLOODED GOLDIE RIVER    Poem Text    
First Line: Clamped to the log by the current
Subject(s): Rivers


FOUR POEMS FOR ROBIN: A SPRING NIGHT IN SHOKOKU-JI    Poem Text    
First Line: Eight years ago this may
Subject(s): Japan; Zen Buddhism; Japanese


FOUR POEMS FOR ROBIN: AN AUTUMN MORNING IN SKOKOKU-JI    Poem Text    
First Line: Last night watching the pleiades
Subject(s): Anger; Pleiades (Constellation)


FOUR POEMS FOR ROBIN: DECEMBER AT YASE    Poem Text    
First Line: You said, that october
Subject(s): Japan; Love - Loss Of; Japanese


FOUR POEMS FOR ROBIN: SIWASHING IT OUT .. IN SISULAW FOREST    Poem Text    
First Line: I slept under rhododendron
Subject(s): Camping; Oregon; Love; Youth; Memory; Camps; Summer Camps


FRONT LINES    Poem Text    
First Line: The edge of the cancer
Subject(s): Environment; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


GAIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Deep blue sea baby
Last Line: Ah.
Subject(s): Chuang-tzu (4th Century); Earth; World


HAIDA GWAI NORTH COAST, HAIKOON BEACH, HIELLEN RIVER RAVEN CROAKS       
First Line: Twelve ravens squawk, squork, crork
Last Line: Earth / loves to love
Subject(s): Environment; Geology; Mythology; Nature; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


HAY FOR THE HORSES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: He had driven half the night
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


HITCH HAIKU    Poem Text    
First Line: They didn't hire him
Subject(s): West (U.s.); Southwest; Pacific States


I WENT INTO THE MAVERICK BAR    Poem Text    


INSTRUCTIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Fuel filler cap
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


JACKRABBIT    Poem Text    
First Line: Jackrabbit / black-tailed hare
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


JOE HILL FRAGMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: The copper bosses shot you joe'
Subject(s): Hill, Joe (1879-1915); Labor Unions; Hillstrom, Joseph; Hagglund, Joel


JOURNEYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Genji caught a gray bird, fluttering. It
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


KYOTO BORN IN SPRING SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Beautiful little children
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters


LMFBR    Poem Text    
First Line: Death himself, / (liquid metal fast breeder reactor)
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


LONG HAIR    Poem Text    
First Line: Hunting season: / once every year, the deer catch human beings


MA    Poem Text    
First Line: Hello boy
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


MACAQUES IN THE SKY    Poem Text    
First Line: Walking the trail with wang ch'ing-hua, red pine, lo ch'ing
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


MID-AUGUST AT SOURDOUGH MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Down valley a smoke haze
Subject(s): Memory; Summer


MILTON BY FIRELIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh hell, what do mine eyes with grief behold'
Subject(s): Environment; Milton, John (1608-1674); Mines & Miners; Sierra Nevada Mountains; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


MOTHER EARTH: HER WHALES    Poem Text    
First Line: An owl winks in the shadows
Subject(s): Animals


MOUNT ST. HELENS: THE MOUNTAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: From the doab of the williamette and the columbia, slightly higher
Last Line: Crusty tincan meals all cooked by boys
Subject(s): Mount Saint Helens, Washington


MYTHS AND TEXTS: LOGGING: 14    Poem Text    
First Line: The groves are down
Subject(s): Environment; Trees; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


NEW MOON TONGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Faint new moon arc, curl
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


NIGHT HIGHWAY 99    Poem Text    
First Line: We're on our way
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


NIGHT SONG OF THE LOS ANGELES BASIN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Owl / calls,
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology; Nature


OLD BONES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Out there walking round, looking out for food
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


OLD WOMAN NATURE    Poem Text    


OLD WOODRAT'S STINKY HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Coyote and earthmaker whirling about in the world winds
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


PAINTING THE NORTH SAN JUAN SCHOOL    Poem Text    
First Line: White paint splotches on blue head bandanas
Subject(s): Education; Schools; Students


PRAYER FOR THE GREAT FAMILY    Poem Text    
First Line: Gratitude to mother earth, sailing through night and day
Subject(s): Environment; Holidays; Prayer; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


RAVEN'S BEAK RIVER AT THE END    Poem Text    
First Line: Doab of the tatshenshini river and the alsek lake, a long spit of
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology; Nature


RIVER IN THE VALLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: We cross the sacramento river at colusa
Subject(s): Rivers


SIX YEARS: DECEMBER    Poem Text    
First Line: Three a.M. -- a far bell
Subject(s): Monasteries; Abbeys


SIXTH-MONTH SONG IN THE FOOTHILLS    Poem Text    
First Line: In the cold shed sharpening saws
Subject(s): Swallows


SOY SAUCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Standing on a stepladder
Subject(s): Nostalgia


STOVEWOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Two thousand years of fog and sucking minerals
Subject(s): Environment; Trees; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND    Poem Text    
First Line: The hiss and flashing lights of a jet
Last Line: Belongs to the twentieth century and its wars.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Strategic Air Command; Nuclear Freeze


SURROUNDED BY WILD TURKEYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Little calls -- as they pass
Subject(s): Turkeys


THE BATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Washing kai in the sauna
Subject(s): Saunas


THE BEAR MOTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: She veils herself
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


THE BLACK-TAILED HARE    Poem Text    
First Line: A grizzled black-eyed jackrabbit showed me
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


THE BLUE SKY    Poem Text    
First Line: Eastward from here
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


THE CANYON WREN    Poem Text    
First Line: I look up at the cliffs
Last Line: To purify our ears
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


THE CIRCUMAMBULATION OF MT. TAMALPAIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Walking up and around the long ridge of tamalpais, 'bay
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


THE DANCE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Izanami / gave birth to rocks, trees, rivers, mountains, grass
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


THE DEAD BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: How did a great red-tailed hawk
Subject(s): Nature


THE ELWHA RIVER    Poem Text    
First Line: I was a girl waiting by the roadside for my boyfriend to come in his
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


THE FLOWING    Poem Text    
First Line: Head doused under the bronze
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


THE HUMP BACKED FLUTE PLAYER    Poem Text    


THE MARKET    Poem Text    
First Line: Heart of the city
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


THE MOUNTAIN SPIRIT    Poem Text    
First Line: Ceaseless wheel of lives
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


THE TRAIL IS NOT A TRAIL    Poem Text    
First Line: I drove down the freeway
Subject(s): Nature


THE WILD MUSHROOM    Poem Text    
First Line: Well the sunset rays are shining
Subject(s): Mushrooms; Morels


THREE WORLDS, THREE REALMS, SIX ROADS    Poem Text    
First Line: Hear phone poles hum
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


TO HELL WITH YOUR FERTILITY CULT, I    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Family


TREE SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Between dirt dark and giddy sky
Subject(s): Environment; Nature; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


UNDER THE HILLS NEAR THE MORAVA RIVER    Poem Text    
First Line: She lay there midst
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


VAPOR TRAILS    Poem Text    
First Line: Twin streaks twice higher than cumulus
Last Line: —spotting that design.
Subject(s): Air Force - United States; Antinuclear Movement; Nuclear War; Nuclear Freeze; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


WALKING THE NEW YORK BEDROCK ALIVE IN THE SEA OF INFORMATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Maple, oak, poplar, gingko
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


WE WASH OUR BOWLS IN THIS WATER    Poem Text    
First Line: A day on the ragged north pacific coast get soaked by whipping
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW TO BE A POET    Poem Text    
First Line: All you can about animals as persons
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


WHY LOG TRUCK DRIVERS RISE EARLIER THAN STUDENTS OF ZEN    Poem Text    
First Line: In the high seat, before-dawn dark
Subject(s): Men


WITH THIS FLESH    Poem Text    
First Line: ...On the twenty-eighth day of september 1539,the very excel- / lent
Subject(s): Geology; Mythology


WORD BASKET WOMAN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Years after surviving
Subject(s): Grandparents; Jeffers, Robinson (1887-1962); Poetry & Poets; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers