The Writer's Almanac from American Public Media

An excerpt from todays “The Writer’s Almanac”. Go read the whole poem or listen to Garrison Kieillor read it…

The Writer’s Almanac from American Public Media:
“Map

A hill, a farm,
A forest, and a valley.
Half a hill plowed, half woods.
A forest valley and a valley field.

Sun passes over;
Two solstices a year
Cow in the pasture
Sometimes deer

A farmhouse built of wood.
A forest built on bones.
The high field, hawks
The low field, crows”

“Map” by Gary Snyder, from Left Out in the Rain. © Shoemaker & Hoard

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