A Drifting Boat: Chinese Zen Poetry by Dennis Maloney, J. P. Seaton PDF

By Dennis Maloney, J. P. Seaton

ISBN-10: 1877727377

ISBN-13: 9781877727375

New translations from chinese language Zen poets

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In evening ligh t Restaurant flag s Crown buildings and terraces . Thickly drifting , Mingled scents Perfume the cliffs . In wet flight Two kingfisher s Brush the ripples . A good thin g People weave Grass hats and raincoats , Board boats , Become fishermen . A Recluse on Orphan Mountai n (Written on a Wall) Until deep into mountain and rive r The gibbons and birds are few . This lifetime I still might move : Above the creek past India Village . Log for a bridge , I'll build a little hut . PH Chih Yuan (fl late 10th century ) I'll ride my inspiration , Make a casual visit .

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 Wei Ye Writing the Events of a Winter Day (d. ION) On an Autumn Night I Write My Feelings Ou t Nearly midnight I sit in the woods alone ; Leaves fall everywhere Brush my worn robe . Lunar shadows slowly shift; Cricket rythms tense . Dew glimmers surface ; Cranes sound aloft . The Four Seasons rush old age ; Autumn especially affects me . Ten-thousand aim s Twist the min d Night really wears . Alone , I trus t The pure win d Knows what I think : Mostly sighing In the courtyard bamboo , It helps the melancholy .

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