1. Wave

From the recording The Road Not Taken

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Grooving clam shell,
streakt through marble,
sweeping down ponderosa pine bark-scale
rip-cut tree grain
sand dunes, lava flow

Wave wife
“veiled, vibrating; vague”
sawtooth ranges pulsing;
veins on the back of the hand.

Forkt out; birdsfoot-alluvium wash
great dunes rolling
Each inch rippld, every grain a wave.

Leaning against sand cornices til they blow
wind, shake
stiff thorns of cholla, ocotillo
sometimes I get stuck in the thickets-

Ah, trembling spreading radiating wyf
racing zebra
catch me and fling me wide
To the dancing grain of things
Of my mind!

Gary Snyder