For/From Lew by Gary Snyder

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Kyrie Amos, Poetry, Shared Inspirations, Video | 2 Comments

“Lew Welch just turned up one day,
live as you and me. “Damn, Lew” I said,
“you didn’t shoot yourself after all.”
“Yes I did” he said,
and even then I felt the tingling down my back.
“Yes you did, too” I said—”I can feel it now.”
“Yeah” he said,
“There’s a basic fear between your world and
mine. I don’t know why.
What I came to say was,
teach the children about the cycles.
The life cycles. All other cycles.
That’s what it’s all about, and it’s all forgot.”

Poem: For/From Lew
Gary Snyder


  1. Juliet Chevis
    January 11, 2014

    I couldn’t resist commenting. Exceptionally well written!

  2. Turquoise
    January 13, 2014

    Thank you Juliet.
    He does have exceptional talent.
    We will be looking forward to seeing more works by Gary in our ‘Light’ project:


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