By Dennis Maloney, J. P. Seaton
New translations from chinese language Zen poets
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South past Stonebridge , the third one on the right . . JPS Letter to the Wild Mon k Other than the birds , who loves you ? Lordly peaks, you r neighbors. White head cold pillowe d on a stone . Grey robe ragge d but not soiled . Chestnuts pile up on your path . Monkeys circle where you sit . If you ever set up another Zendo , I swear 1'11 be the one who sweeps the floors . Moored on Fall Rive r To an Old Monk on Mount T'ien T'a i Banks like Lake Tung-t'ing, bu t the hills too steep . Living alone where none other dwells , shrine among the pines where mountain tints encroach , old man's been ninety years a monk : heart beyond the clouds a lifetime long .
Grieving for Hul Chung Zen Master Chien Chang A frosty bel l Anxiously overrides the waterclock ; Grieving together, Dense sorrow dawns . Guests from the coas t Exchange his enlightened poems ; Monks from these woods Describe his bearing while ill . The cleansing sprin g Floats a fallen leaf; On rock concentration s Chirping crickets assemble . Turning, I view Cloud Gate Mountain : Dwindling Sun descend s The distant peak. (f1 late IOth MINN ) Visiting Yang Yun-shih's Villa on the Huai Rive r The place is close , We got there in a hurr y And, hand in hand, turne d Toward the wilderness pavillion .
Green tiles, red railings from a long way off this temple's a delight . Take the time to take it in , then you won't need to look back, turning your head a hundred times . River's low : rocks jut . Towers hide in whirling mist . Don't roar, don't rail against it . The sound would just fade in that distance . Song to the tune nan ho tz u A Harmony to Ching Hui-shu's Rhyme s Bells and drums from the south bank of the river . Home? Startled, I wake from the dream . Clouds drift : so also this world .
A Drifting Boat: Chinese Zen Poetry by Dennis Maloney, J. P. Seaton