Quotation by Gary Snyder

Bodhidharma sailing the Yangtze on a reed
Lenin in a sealed train through Germany
Hsuan Tsang, crossing the Pamirs
Joseph, Crazy Horse, living the last free
starving high-country winter of their tribes.
Surrender into freedom revolt into slavery—
Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Burning (l. 17–22). . .

No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.
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