By Dennis Maloney, J. P. Seaton
New translations from chinese language Zen poets
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But all I want i s to make waves on the pond Crane though everyone possesse s some skil l all creatures at heart lack constanc y some say you're a dancer . . best stick to standing on fences Lute my lute set aside on the little tabl e lazily I meditat e on cherishing feelings the reason I don't bother to strum and pluck? ther e' s a breeze over the string s and it plays itself r-ad Green Mountains father white clouds : white clouds are the children of mountains . White clouds hang around all day .
Best stick to standing on fences Lute my lute set aside on the little tabl e lazily I meditat e on cherishing feelings the reason I don't bother to strum and pluck? ther e' s a breeze over the string s and it plays itself r-ad Green Mountains father white clouds : white clouds are the children of mountains . White clouds hang around all day . Mostly the mountain doesn't mind . JP S JMC T'ung-shan Liang Chich (807-869) Hsueh-feng Yi Ts'un Ten thousand miles without on e blade of grass . Far, far, colors lost in smoke and haze .
Pool so pure , Its ancient sourc e Appears . And sympathize With the old-time painters , Drawing woodcutters And fishermen . A lofty monk Dusts the sutra stand : Tea and talk Till dark . Living as a Recluse on the Lake On the Lake Returning Lat e Lakewate r Comes into the yard . Mountains Wind round my hut . A recluse Should avoid the world . Lying back, Bulwark for a pillow , Homebound thoughts so pur e I mistake the view ahea d For Immortals Island . Normally shut, The unused door's turned blue with moss .
A Drifting Boat: Chinese Zen Poetry by Dennis Maloney, J. P. Seaton