I Want a Great Rucksack Revolution Like a Lover

“I see a vision of a great rucksack revolution, thousands or even millions of young Americans wandering around with rucksacks, going up to mountains to pray, making children laugh and old men glad, making young girls happy and old girls happier, all of ’em Zen Lunatics who go about writing poems that happen to appear in their heads for no reason and also by being kind and also by strange unexpected acts keep giving visions of eternal freedom to everybody and to all living creatures.”

~ Gary Snyder

2 responses to “I Want a Great Rucksack Revolution Like a Lover

  1. Gary Snyder fans – don’t miss the new book of interviews with Julia Martin
    http://tinyurl.com/k7zfowz and a new book of poems due in April http://tinyurl.com/l7p287x

  2. Oh, and the collection of letters between Snyder and the equally great Wendell Berry http://tinyurl.com/pm25lrw Snyder’s not a Pagan but he might as well be.

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