Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems
  • Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems


    Gary Snyder. 


    Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2009. Octavo. Black and cream boards in a Tom Killion illustrated dust wrapper.  Also contains a CD of Snyder reading all the poems, which is in an unopened plastic sleave affixed the inside of the back board. Second printing of the 50th Anniversary edition, inscribed by Snyder on the title page. Near fine.


    "Lay down these words

    Before your mind like rocks.

                 placed solid, by hands

    In choice of place, set

    Before the body of the mind

                 in space and time:

    Solidity of bark, leaf, or wall

                 riprap of things"