This cold winter night

by Buson

English version by Sam Hamill
Original Language Japanese

This cold winter night,
that old wooden-head Buddha
would make a nice fire

-- from The Poetry of Zen: (Shambhala Library), Edited by Sam Hamill / Edited by J. P. Seaton

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Commentary by Ivan M. Granger

Chilly weather this morning. Makes a person cast about for a source of warmth... Hmm...

Recommended Books: Buson

Zen Poetry: Let the Spring Breeze Enter
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The Poetry of Zen: (Shambhala Library)
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The Moon Over Tagoto: Selected Haiku of Buson
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This cold winter