Danger on Peaks: The Deluxe Audio Edition

Danger on Peaks: The Deluxe Audio Edition

by Gary Snyder


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619024519
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 10/14/2014
Pages: 92
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Gary Snyder is the author of sixteen collections of poetry and prose. Since 1970 he has lived in the watershed of the South Yuba River in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1975 and a finalist for the National Book Award in 1992, he has been awarded the Bollingen Poetry Prize and the Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award.

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For Carole
I first saw her in the zendo
at meal time— unwrapping bowls
head forward folding back the cloth
as server I was kneeling
to fill three sets of bowls each time
up the line
Her lithe leg
proud, skeptical,
passionate, trained
by the heights— by the danger on peaks

Table of Contents

I Mount St. Helens

The Mountain 5

The Climb 7

Atomic Dawn 9

Some Fate 10

1980: Letting Go 11

Blast Zone 13

To Ghost Lake 17

Pearly Everlasting 20

Enjoy the Day 22

II Yet Older Matters

Brief Years 25

Glacier Ghosts 38

III Daily Life

What to Tell, Still 41

Strong Spirit 43

Sharing an Oyster With the Captain 45

Summer of '97 47

Really the Real 50

Ankle-deep in Ashes 52

Winter Almond 54

Mariano Vallejo's Library 56

Waiting for a Ride 58

IV Steady, They Say

Doctor Coyote When He Had a Problem 61

Claws / Cause 62

How Many? 63

Loads on the Road 64

Carwash Time 65

To All the Girls Whose Ears I Pierced Back Then 66

She Knew All About Art 67

Coffee, Market, Blossoms 68

In the Santa Clarita Valley 69

Almost Okay Now 70

Sus 71

Day's Driving Done 72

Snow Flies, Burn Brush, Shut Down 73

Icy Mountains Constantly Walking 74

For Philip Zenshin Whalen 75

For Carole 76

Steady, They Say 77

V Dust in the Wind

Gray Squirrels 81

One Day in Late Summer 82

Spilling the Wind 83

California Laurel 84

Baking Bread 85

One Empty Bus 86

No Shadow 87

Shandel 88

Night Herons 89

The Acropolis Back When 90

The Emu 92

The Hie Shrine and the "One-Tree" District 94

Cormorants 95

To Go 96

One Thousand Cranes 97

For Anthea Corinne Snyder Lowry 99

The Great Bell of the Gion 100

VI After Bamiyan

After Bamiyan 103

Loose on Earth 106

Falling from a Height, Holding Hands 107

Senso-ji 108

Envoy 110

Notes 113

Thanks 115

Acknowledgments 117

Audio CD Track Listing 118

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