Thursday, March 27, 2008

A bit more

Sorry had to throw this in:

'There is not much wilderness left to destroy, and the nature in the mind is being logged and burned off. Industrial-urban society is not "evil" but there is no progress either ... A gas turbine or an electric motor is a finely-crafted flint knife in the hand. It is useful and full of wonder, but it is not our whole life... I try to hold both history and the wilderness in mind, that my poems may approach the true measure of things and stand against the unbalance and ignorance of our times'

-Gary Snyder quoted in David Kherdian, Six San Francisco Poets, Fresno, Calif., 1969


1 comment:

Shirley Ende-Saxe said...

On this subject, have you read Derrick Jensen (The Culture of Make Believe, Strangely Like War: The Global Assault on Forests), he really makes me appreciate anyone putting themselves on the line for the environment.