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Book Review-The Selected Poems of Po Chu-I Translated By David Hinton

Po Chu-I (772-846 C. E.) was a Chinese Ch’an (Zen) poet who lived during the Tang Dynasty. He grew up in poverty as a child and went on to serve in government. 246 more words



Here’s the Dilemma

Here’s the dilemma:

as in the cartoon,

you’ve fallen over a precipice

and are hanging onto a tree branch for dear life… 41 more words

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Open Your Mouth

Open Your Mouth

Open your mouth

and the Buddha’s mother appears.

Close your mouth

and the entire universe disappears.

What does this mean?

Why are you drinking Coca-Cola… 36 more words

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When I Was Young

When I was young

and it was snowing as if you could hear wolves howling,

I used to walk deep into the forest, 69 more words

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Zen Master Drinking Song

Zen Master Drinking Song

One little, two little, three little Buddhas,

Four little, five little, six little Buddhas,

Seven little, eight little, nine little Buddhas, 35 more words

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