The rising hills, the slopes,
lie before us.
the steep climb
of everything, going up,
up, as we all
In the next century
or the one beyond that,
are valleys, pastures,
we can meet there in peace
if we make it.
To climb these coming crests
one word to you, to
you and your children:
learn the flowers
From Turtle Island (New Directions, 1974)
© 2006 by Gary Snyder.
All rights reserved.
Posted with kind permission of the poet.
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