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Snyder is boss...

Posted to Poetry and Politics

Gary Snyder is an outstanding poet and outdoorsman who really lives it the rough way. I have several of his books including the compilation: NO NATURE. I saw Gary Snyder in person many years ago.

I am familar with how lumberjacks feel about cutting trees and preserving the forest. One of my relatives used to own a lumber company. He was totally against clearcutting and felt that it was a bad practice. Unless you've ever been up in a tall tree, and swaying in the wind, you'll never know the majesty of these wonderful forests we have now which are now endangered. These wildfires lately have really been worrisome. So have the floods and so on. Nature is on the rampage.