Zen Poems of China & Japan
The Crane's BillBook - 1987 | 1st Evergreen ed.
Capturing in verse the ageless spirit of Zen, these 150 poems reflect the insight of famed masters from the ninth century to the nineteenth. The translators, in collaboration with Zen Master Taigan Takayama, have furnished illuminating commentary on the poems and arranged them as to facilitate comparison between the Chinese and Japanese Zen traditions. The poems themselves, rendered in clear and powerful English, offer a unique approach to Zen Buddhism, "compared with which,' asLucien Stryk writes, "the many disquisitions on its meaning are as dust to living earth. We see in these poems, as in all important religious art, East or West, revelations of spiritual truths touched by a kind of divinity."
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 1987, c1973.
Edition: 1st Evergreen ed.
Branch Call Number: 895.110080382 Z55
Characteristics: li, 143 p. : ill ; 21 cm.