3. Turtle Island

by Gary Snyder

This  1974 book of poetry by one of my favorite American poets, is one of his most well known collections of poetry.

the man who has the soul of the wolf
knows the self-restraint
of the wolf


For me, these few lines show the depth and difference in his understanding of the wild, which shows itself in poem after poem.  His work is life-affirming and life-disturbing.  A great poet, and important.

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