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Gary Snyder - For Lew Welch In A Snowfall

Snowfall in March:
I sit in the white glow reading a thesis
About you.  Your poems, your life.

The author's my student,
He even quotes me.

Forty years since we joked in a kitchen in Portland
Twenty since you disappeared.

All those years and their moments—
Crackling bacon, slamming car doors,
Poems tried out on friends,
Will be one more archive,
One more shaky text.

But life continues in the kitchen
Where we still laugh and cook,
Watching snow.

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Poet: Gary Snyder
Poem: For Lew Welch In A Snowfall
Volume: No Nature
Year: Published/Written in 1992
Poem of the Day: Apr 6 2009

Comment 2 of 2, added on January 20th, 2006 at 2:31 AM.

why no.....poems by lew welsh, an accomplished poet himself, accessible on this site?


running-grass from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on January 18th, 2006 at 10:26 PM.

He's sitting by his woodstove in a tight-chinked little cabin deep in the mountains, writing poems that ring and laughing at the world he left behind.

Tim Patterson from Japan

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