Shih Shu
China (1660? - 1740?) Timeline
Buddhist : Zen / Chan

Poems by Shih Shu
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"Shih-shu" is a term that can be translated as "rock and bark poetry" -- nature poetry that often poked fun at the bustle of city life and city mind. Rather than brushed onto fine paper, shih-shu poems were scratched into pieces of bark, bamboo, or rocks.

In the early 1700s, one poet took the widely used term as a nom de plume, making it difficult to know much about the author... other than through the poems themselves.

Poems by Shih Shu

Recommended Books: Shih Shu

A Drifting Boat: Chinese Zen Poetry Sunflower Splendor: Three Thousand Years of Chinese Poetry The Clouds Should Know Me By Now: Buddhist Poet Monks of China

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The Clouds Should Know Me by Now

The introduction to the book of the above title, with some background on shih-shu poetry and the poet who took on the term as a nom de plume.
Shih Shu