Cold Mountain Poems: Zen Poems of Han Shan, Shih Te, and Wang Fan-chih [NOOK Book]

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The
incomparable poetry of Han Shan (Cold
Mountain) and his
sidekick Shih Te, the rebel poets who became icons of Chinese poetry and Zen, has
long captured the imagination of poetry lovers and Zen ...

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Cold Mountain Poems: Zen Poems of Han Shan, Shih Te, and Wang Fan-chih

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Overview




The
incomparable poetry of Han Shan (Cold
Mountain) and his
sidekick Shih Te, the rebel poets who became icons of Chinese poetry and Zen, has
long captured the imagination of poetry lovers and Zen aficionados. Popularized
in the West by Beat Generation writers Gary Snyder and Jack Kerouac, these
legendary T’ang era (618–907) figures are portrayed as the laughing, ragged
pair who left their poetry on stones, trees, farmhouses, and the walls of the
monasteries they visited. Their poetry
expressed in the simplest verse but in a completely new tone, the voice of
ordinary people.



Here premier translator J. P. Seaton
takes a fresh look at these captivating poets, along with Wang Fan-chih,
another “outsider” poet who lived a couple centuries later and who captured the
poverty and gritty day-to-day reality of the common people of his time. Seaton’s
comprehensive introduction and notes throughout give a fascinating context to
this vibrant collection.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834821873
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/26/2011
  • Series: Shambhala Publications
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,143,425
  • File size: 297 KB

Meet the Author

J. P. Seaton is Professor of Chinese at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the translator of numerous books, including The Poetry of Zen and The Shambhala Anthology of Chinese Poetry, and his poetry translations have been widely anthologized in such books as The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry, The Norton Anthology of World Poetry, and The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry.

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From Part One: Cold Mountain

XXXVII
Some folks point to the sharp-tanged spring-tree
and claim it’s the fragrant, sacred sandalwood . . .
As grains of sand are the multitudes
who’ve sought the way like this.
They’ve tried to lead the Way so too.
How many, though, of any of these
have ever reached nirvana?
They throw out the gold and haul away the straw.
But fooling other folks, they’ve fooled themselves.
On a pathway made of sand,
it’s hard to make a mud ball.
—Han Shan

From Part Two: The Foundling's Poems

III
I’ve always been Shih Te, the Foundling.
It’s not some accidental title.
Yet I’m not without a family.
Han Shan’s my brother.
Two men with hearts a lot alike.
No need for vulgar love.
If you want to know how old we are . . .
like the Yellow River, that’s unclear.
—Shih Te

From Part Three: Cold City Streets

XVII
When I move, the city walls move too.
When I nap, I’m sure, the walls stand firm.
But when I die, the walls will all come tumbling
down.
And all you folks will be in danger.
—Wang Fan-chih

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Table of Contents

1 Cold Mountain: Poems of Master Han Shan

2 The Foundling's Poems: Poems of Master Shih Te

3 Cold City Streets: Poems of Wang Fan-chih, The Buddhist Layman

Notes to the Poems

Index of First Liines

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