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I though it would be nice to here alittle poetry. If you have any poetry you like or are a poet yourself please post. Here is one I came across:


Rejoicing that the Zen Master Pao

Has Arrived from Dragon Mountain



What day did you come down from that former place,

spring grasses ready to turn green and fair?

Still it faces the mountain moon,

but who listens now to its rock-bound stream?

Monkey cries tell you night is fading;

blossoms that open show you the flowing years.

With metal staff you quietly come and go,

mindless...for everywhere is Zen.


-Liu Chang-ch'ing-

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The Cold Heaven


SUDDENLY I saw the cold and rook-delighting heaven

That seemed as though ice burned and was but the more ice,

And thereupon imagination and heart were driven

So wild that every casual thought of that and this

Vanished, and left but memories, that should be out of season

With the hot blood of youth, of love crossed long ago;

And I took all the blame out of all sense and reason,

Until I cried and trembled and rocked to and fro,

Riddled with light. Ah! when the ghost begins to quicken,

Confusion of the death-bed over, is it sent

Out naked on the roads, as the books say, and stricken

By the injustice of the skies for punishment?



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