Read e-book online A Drifting Boat: Chinese Zen Poetry PDF

By Dennis Maloney, J. P. Seaton

ISBN-10: 1877727377

ISBN-13: 9781877727375

New translations from chinese language Zen poets

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Only this poverty And nothing to do , Constant melancholy Not easy to better . Farewell to the Reverend Wu Yun g Returning to the Chung-Ciao Mountains Farewell to the Reverend Huai K u Going Roaming around Hangcho u Lofty and fa r A temple in the Chung-Ciao Range . Exploring it in autumn You forget the sheer, Steep road . Just the day The leaves fall , You remember a sky That bends toward the river . Overlooking a river. Sandal tracks appear . Entering the clouds , A staff's shadow vanishes . From the Gallery of Statue s You can spot trees in Ch'in .

PH The true min d Mysteriously integrate s Itself, but who appreciate s Good poems? Dew chills ; Cricket noises muffle . A light wind fans Shadows of foliage . As if intent , All day in the window White clouds . Sending Off a Monk to Wu-t'ai Mountain Mount Wu-t'a i Crosscuts the Milky Way ; Alcedine rock freeze s Toward azure darkness . Drifted snows don't hol d Defiling heat ; tall fir Block shooting stars . You se e Rock appear out the eaves When clouds recede, hear Border bugles blo w In sitting meditation .

When you 've got it, there's no plac e for it but a poem . This parting's nothing fated : orphan clouds just never settle down . Midnight, heart startled , I rise , to take the path to Long Cascade : grove's trees swallowed in white dew, a dipper of stars, in the clear dark sky . JP s The Swordsma n Ten long years I've honed this sword : frost white blade as yet untried . Today, like any other gentleman , it's looking for injustice . -a+ 62 rc. 'a+ 63 rG ~S+ Po Chu -i Autumn's Col d (772-M6) Staying at Bamboo Lodge an evening sitting unde r the eaves of the pine s at night sleepin g in Bamboo Lodg e the sky so clear you'd sa y it was drugs meditation so deep, though t I'd gone home to the hill s but Clever can' t bea t Stupi d and Quick won't match Quie t Untoiling-ness!

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