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Download e-book for kindle: A Drifting Boat: Chinese Zen Poetry by J.P. Seaton (Editor), Dennis Maloney (Editor)

By J.P. Seaton (Editor), Dennis Maloney (Editor)

ISBN-10: 1877727377

ISBN-13: 9781877727375

This anthology gathers over 1500 years if chinese language Zen (Ch'an) poetry, from the earliest writing -- together with the Hsin Hsin Ming written through the 3rd Patriarch -- to the poetry of clergymen dwelling during this century. Drawn jointly through the Zen thread, this ragged line of poet-hermits kinds a profound lineage for plenty of modern poets.

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In times ahead How will I us e Brush and inkstone ? In the shade , Revising old poems . Late Autumn Cherishing Thoughts of Master Jun Writing the Events of a Summer Day Wind ' s pure, Moon white : The season of red trees . No cur e For walls of mountai n Between me and Master Jun . Normally I hate going ou t The more so in a steaming swelter . I still love The deep night, The creek racing past the step s Into White Lotus Pond . Disincline d To slip a short smock on , How can I drag long skirts around ?

Don't roar, don't rail against it . The sound would just fade in that distance . Song to the tune nan ho tz u A Harmony to Ching Hui-shu's Rhyme s Bells and drums from the south bank of the river . Home? Startled, I wake from the dream . Clouds drift : so also this world . One moon: this is my mind's light . Rain comes as if from an overturned tub . Poems too, like water spilling . The two rivers compete to see me off; In the treetops the slanting line of a bridge .

Cold river. Snow . TB & C P TB & CP -a+ 58 mt. --Au 59 re . Wu Pen Quatrai n (Chia Tao, 779-MI ) After Finishing a Poe m Those two lines cost me three years : I chant them once, and get two more, of tears . Friend, if you don't like them . . I'll go home, and lie down , in the ancient mountain autumn . At the bottom of the ocean : moon , bright moon, round as the wheel of the sky . Just get a single han d full of this glory . . and you could buy a thousand miles of Spring . JP S Overnight at a Mountain Templ e Flock of peaks hunched u p and colored cold .

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