J. P. Seaton, Han Shan's Cold Mountain Poems: Zen Poems of Han Shan, Shih Te, and PDF

By J. P. Seaton, Han Shan

ISBN-10: 0834821877

ISBN-13: 9780834821873

The incomparable poetry of Han Shan (Cold Mountain) and his sidekick Shih Te, the insurgent poets who turned icons of chinese language poetry and Zen, has lengthy captured the mind's eye of poetry fans and Zen aficionados. Popularized within the West by way of Beat iteration writers Gary Snyder and Jack Kerouac, those mythical T'ang period (618–907) figures are portrayed because the giggling, ragged pair who left their poetry on stones, bushes, farmhouses, and the partitions of the monasteries they visited. Their poetry expressed within the least difficult verse yet in a very new tone, the voice of normal humans. right here superior translator J. P. Seaton takes a clean examine those attractive poets, in addition to Wang Fan-chih, one other "outsider" poet who lived a pair centuries later and who captured the poverty and gritty day by day fact of the typical humans of his time. Seaton's entire advent and notes all through provide a desirable context to this bright assortment.

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Its lightness fits it to the rites of summer, raised high, then flicking in the dust. Day after day and season into season, inside the master’s cell . . It has pointed many a lost man well upon his way. XXXVI Lust, or love; some grasp at it for happiness, but only calamity dwells within the mortal shell, and thus they march through fire toward a bright mirage, to find all love inconstant; the dying body . . A real man’s one ambition is to be as straight as steel. In the heart that is not twisted, the Tao’s a road that runs straight through.

Han Shan 27 IX People ask about the Cold Mountain way: plain roads don’t get through to Cold Mountain. Middle of the summer, and the ice still hasn’t melted. Sunrise, and the mist would blind a hidden dragon. So, how could a man like me get here? My heart is not the same as yours, dear sir . . If your heart were like mine, you’d be here already. X Parrots live in the Western Lands; forest huntsmen net them, bring them here. Courtesans love to play with them, and so they are well known at Court, in and out all day.

Morning after morning, one dynasty, another, the flowers keep on falling . . Year by year the harvest’s men: they change, and then they’re gone. Here, where the heat of the sun stirs the dust, another day there was an ocean. Han Shan 35 XX IV Fields, a house, many mulberry trees, fine gardens! Oxen and calves fill his stables and his well-trodden roads. He knows for sure from all this that all effects have causes, and that only fools buy early and sell late. So his eyes can see too how it could all get gone, ground down, melted, all away .

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