Poets Walk: "I go to meet it"

Poets Walk: "I go to meet it"

Location on Poetry Walk: 64


How Poetry Comes to Me by Garry Snyder


It comes blundering over the

Boulders at night, it stays

Frightened outside the

Range of my campfire

I go to meet it at the

Edge of the light


Gary Snyder, excerpt from "How Poetry Comes to Me" from No Nature. Copyright © 1992 by Gary Snyder. Used by permission of Pantheon Books, a division of Random House, Inc.