Friday, 8 May 2015

Gary Snyder (b,8/4/30) - REVOLUTION IN THE REVOLUTION IN THE REVOLUTION


Happy Birthday Gary Snyder

The country surrounds the city
The back country surrounds the country

"From the masses to the masses" the most
Revolutionary consciousness is to be found
Among  the most ruthlessly exploited classes:
Animals, trees, water, air grasses

We must pass through the stage of the
"Dictatorship of the Unconscious" before we can
Hope for the withering-away of the states
And finally arrive at true Communionism

if the capitalists and imperialists
          are the exploiters, the masses are the workers.
                     and the party
                     is the communist

if civilzation
         is the exploiter, the masses is nature.
                    and the party
                    is the poets.

if the abstact rational intellect
          is the exploiter, the masses is the uncoscious
                    and the party
                     is the yogins.

& POWER
comes out of the seed-syllables of mantras.


Reprinted from 
REGARDING WAVE
New Directions 1970.


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