A Drifting Boat: Chinese Zen Poetry

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This anthology gathers jointly over 1500 years of chinese language Zen (Ch'an) poetry from the earliest writing, together with the Hsin Hsin Ming written by way of the third Patriarch, to the poetry of clergymen during this century. Poets comprise Wang Wei, Li Po, Tu Fu, Yuan Mei, the loopy hermits Han-shan and Shih-te, in addition to many nameless clergymen and hermits.

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JPS Su Tung-p'o T'ien-ho Templ e su Shah, 1037-10D awarded to Liu Ching-we n Lotus withered, not more umbrellas to the rai n A unmarried department, chrysanthemum stands opposed to the fros t the nice points of interest of the 12 months : keep in mind thos e and now too : citrons yellow, tangerines nonetheless eco-friendly . eco-friendly tiles, pink railings from some distance off this temple's a pride . make the effort to take it in , then you definately will not have to glance again, turning your head 100 occasions . River's low : rocks jut . Towers disguise in whirling mist . do not roar, do not rail opposed to it . The sound could simply fade in that distance . tune to the track nan ho tz u A concord to Ching Hui-shu's Rhyme s Bells and drums from the south financial institution of the river . domestic? Startled, I wake from the dream . Clouds go with the flow : so additionally this international . One moon: this is often my mind's mild . Rain comes as though from an overturned bath . Poems too, like water spilling . the 2 rivers compete to work out me off; within the treetops the slanting line of a bridge . rapt in wine opposed to the mountain rain s dressed I dozed in night brightnes s and woke to listen to the watch drum amazing daw n in goals i used to be a butterfly my cheerful physique ligh t I become old, my abilities are used u p yet nonetheless I plot towards the retur n to discover a box and take a cottag e the place i will be able to snigger at heroe s and decide my approach one of the muddy puddle s on a lake facet course To the track of huan chi sh a ingesting with Liu Tzu-yu at Gold Mountain Templ e "I wandered alongside the Ch'i-shui to Clea r Spring Monastery . The monastery faces Orchi d Creek, and the creek flows to the West . " (I acquired very under the influence of alcohol, and lay down on Pao Chueh 's meditation platform . in the direction of nighttime I rallied and wrote this o n his wall: ) less than the hill the lily shoot s are but to wreck the outside of the strea m the sandy direction one of the pines is dr y notwithstanding cuckoos cry, in mournful rai n who says that adolescence won't ever come agai n sooner than the gate the waters nonetheless run Wes t do not allow your few white hairs make you mimic Po's yellow coc ok too early crying, morning. undesirable wine is like undesirable males , their attack as fierce as swords and arrows . Limply ascend the meditation platform and triumph over it by means of no longer suffering . The outdated poet will get his moment wind , the Zen grasp ' s speech natural and delicate . i am under the influence of alcohol, nearly senseles s acutely aware in basic terms of purple and eco-friendly swirls . whilst I sober, the moon sinks within the river , the sound of the wind replaced . just one altar lam p the 2 heroes either out of sight . JPS CL 'a+ a hundred thirty ' 131 ea, Reversible Vers e (Poem learn ahead ) (Poem learn in opposite ) Inscription For Gold Mountain Temple (I ) Inscription For Gold Mountain Temple (II) Tides stick with hidden waves . The snow mountain tilts. far-off fishing boats are hooking the moonlight. Bridge dealing with the temple gate . The pine direction is slender . Doorsill through the fountain's eye the place stone ripples transparently . Gulls are weightless, a number of dots . 1000 peaks are blue . Water joins the clouds ' edges in 4 far away perspectives . vivid day . Sea glows with scarlet clouds on clouds .

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