Looking at Pictures to Be Put Away

by Gary Snyder

Who was this girl
In her white night gown
Clutching a pair of jeans

On a foggy redwood deck.
She looks up at me tender,
Calm, surprised,

What will we remember
Bodied thick with food and lovers
After twenty years.


  1. Hmmm...it's been way too long since I last read Gary Snyder, so that his distinctive voice here seems itself like a mysterious old picture...though not quite as mysterious as your photo...what's going on there?

  2. My HoneyHaired Grrrl had a project in her 9th grade History class to report on different world religious leaders. Wish I could find the pic of her as the Dalai Lama--bald cap, big metal framed glasses, yellow sheet and maroon silk curtain. And black wingtips. Deep apologies to the real Dalai Lama though I think he'd get a laugh from it:>)


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