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by Yuan Mei

English version by J. P. Seaton
Original Language Chinese

A month alone behind closed doors
forgotten books, remembered, clear again.
Poems come, like water to the pool
Welling,
               up and out,
from perfect silence

-- from A Drifting Boat: Chinese Zen Poetry, Edited by J. P. Seaton / Edited by Dennis Maloney

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The Poetry of Zen: (Shambhala Library) A Drifting Boat: Chinese Zen Poetry I Don't Bow to Buddhas: Selected Poems of Yuan Mei Yuan Mei: Eighteenth Century Chinese Poet Censored by Confucius: Ghost Stories of Yuan Mei





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