Siberian Outpost.

Author:Snyder, Gary
Position:FOUR POEMS - Poem
 
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Siberian Outpost What are these deserts? Sheep overgrazed them years ago? A sweeping gallery forest and a gentle five-mile ridge of foxtail pine Tom and I walk up the arid slope Caught in lightning crashes-- Siberian Outpost meadow bunchgrass tufts and gopher holes-- shelter in the space beneath a huge old edge-zone foxtail pine; hail storm and heavy showers; big root trees, red bark chunks--stay barely dry Lifetimes ago this same tree...

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