Wednesday, January 20, 2010

For the Children

The rising hills, the slopes,
of statistics
lie before us.
the steep climb
of everything, going up,
up, as we all
go down.

In the next century
or the one beyond that,
they say,
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:

stay together
learn the flowers
go light

-Gary Snyder
(His stuff was recommended by a friend who says his words are like vitamins for the psyche, and I agree)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Tia!!! Thanks for sharing Gary with us. He's a gem! You have to check out his book, Axe Handles--I'm loving it right now.

Going light,
Meg