This is a collection of discovery, of insight, and of vision. These poems see the roots of community in the family, and the roots of culture and government in the community. "In making the handle of an axe by cutting wood with an axe the model is indeed near at hand." In exploring this axiom of Lu Ji's, Gary Snyder continues: I am an axe And my son a handle, soon To be shaping again, model And tool, craft of culture, How we go on. Formally, the 71 poems in Axe Handles range from lyrics to riddles to narratives. The ...

Axe Handles: Poems 2005, Counterpoint LLC, Washington, DC

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