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“A skin-bound bundle of clutchings…”

Reed College, February 14, 1956

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This poem, which Snyder originally envisioned as the conclusion of Myths & Texts, became “Burning 14” in the published version. Three additional poems were appended to the “Burning” section, to make for a far more cosmological ending. See Myths & Texts, pp.50-54.

Introductory Remarks to “Changes”
“Squat in swamp shadows…”
“Moonlight in the pasture…”
“This morning, 31 July Crater Mountain 1952”
“Clamped to the log by the current…”
“A skin-bound bundle of clutchings…” 

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