Gary Snyder


"Volcano belly Keeper who lifted this island
    for our own beaded bodies adornment
    and sprinkles us all with his laugh—
                      ash in the eve
    mist, or smoke,
    on the bare high limits—"

  Burning Island is a poem by the American writer and environmentalist Gary Snyder, first published in 1970. To read the full poem, click on the image below.