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Monday, September 06, 2004

Burning the Small Dead



::today
sunrise : 6:42am
sunset : 7:34pm
day length : 12h 52m
moonset: 2:55 pm
moonrise : 11:36 pm
moonphase: Last quarter
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Burning the Small Dead

Burning the small dead
branches
broke from beneath
thick spreading
whitebark pine.



a hundred summers
snowmelt rock and air



hiss in a twisted bough.



sierra granite;
Mt. Ritter-
black rock twice as old.



Deneb, Altair



windy fire




~Gary Snyder



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