Tag Archives: april 2014

Poetry Month – Poems by Hosai Ozaki

The following are a selection of haiku poems from Right under the big sky, I don’t wear a hat, the haiku and prose of Hosai Ozaki. I look back at the shore, not one footprint let The cigarette is dead, I cast away the loneliness Dead leaves shake down the trees and broom the blue […]
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Poetry Month – Poem by Layman Pang Yun

The following two poems from the book The Recorded Sayings of Layman Pang, Weatherhill 1971, translated from the Chinese by Ruth Fuller Sasaki, Yoshitaka Iriya, and Dana R. Fraser #1 I have a great robe Not of this world’s silk. It can’t be dyed by any color, Being crystalline, like white floss. No scissors were […]
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Poetry Month – Poems By Zen Masters

The following translations are from the book Original Teachings of Chan Buddhism, by Chang Chun-Yuan, A Vintage Book, 1971. From Master Tsao-shan He who says that a dragon is singing in the dry woods Is he who truly sees Tao. The skull has no consciousness, But wisdom’s eye begins to shine in it. If joy […]
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Poetry Month – Poems by Ryokan

Selections 4 and 5 for National Poetry Month. These two poems of Zen Master Ryokan are from Dewdrops on a Lotus Leaf, Zen Poems of Ryokan, translated by John Stevens. Untitled If someone asks My abode I reply: “The east edge of The Milky Way.” Like a drifting cloud, Bound by nothing: I just let […]
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Poetry Month – Poems by Robinson Jeffers

Selection #2 and #3 for National Poetry Month is Sign-Post and Evening Ebb by Robinson Jeffers, from his collection The Selected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers, 2001 Stanford. Sign-Post Civilized, crying how to be human again: this will tell you how. Turn outward, love things, not men, turn right away from humanity, Let that doll lie. Consider if […]
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Poetry Month – Poem by Wendy Brown-Baez

For National Poetry Month, I will be selecting poems I enjoy by other writers and artists and will post them here and on Stone Path Review. At the Western Wall, by Wendy Brown-Baez From transparencies of light, 2011, Finishing Line Press I saw here at the Wall flattened against the stones by prayer and I […]
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