in the dusk
between movie halls
the squeak of the chain
Gary Snyder, "Shinkyogoku, Kyoto" (poem complete above), Regarding Wave, New York, New Directions Publishing Corp., 1970, p. 73 (Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, Ltd., simultaneously) (copyright 1967).
PLACE: Kyoto, Japan
CIRCUMSTANCE: American poet from Pacific Northwest perceiving a familiar sound in a Japanese environment.