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    A Zen poem is nothing other than an expression of the enlightened mind, a handful of simple words that disappear beneath the moment of insight to which it bears witness. Poetry has been an essential aid to Zen Buddhist practice from the dawn of Zen—and Zen has also had a profound influence on the secular poetry of the countries in which it has flourished. Here, two of America’s most renowned poets and translators provide an overview of Zen poetry from China and Japan in all its rich variety, from the earliest days to the twentieth century. Included are works by Lao Tzu, Han Shan, Li Po, Dogen Kigen, Saigyo, Basho, Chiao Jan, Yuan Mei, Ryokan, and many others. Hamill and Seaton provide illuminating introductions to the Chinese and Japanese sections that set the poets and their work in historical and philosophical context. Short biographies of the poets are also included.

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    ISBN 9781590304259
    Genre POETRY / Anthologies (multiple authors)
    Format Paperback
    Pages 194
    Publisher Date 2007-02-13 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Shambhala Pubns
    Copyright Year 2004
    Height 6.75 in
    Wdth 4.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.35 lb
    Language English
    Audience General/trade
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    Country of Origin United States

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