Children of the Mist

Here at DP, we have been re-reading Gary Snyder’s Practice of the Wild, a collection of essays dating from 1990, yet vividly of-the-present. In “Tawny Grammar”, he writes:

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The reference to “wild and dusky knowledge” descends from Thoreau’s essay Walking. Later in the same essay, Thoreau writes:

 

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FUJIKO NAKAYA: FOGGY FOREST

FUJIKO NAKAYA: FOGGY FOREST

 

Returning to Snyder, here are the final lines from his poem, Endless Streams and Mountains:

 

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CHILDREN OF THE MIST

CHILDREN OF THE MIST TIP THE MOIST BLACK LINE


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