Category Archives: Zen

Words cannot recreate ‘just-as-it-is-right-now’…

… yet, in vain, we continue to issue words. I am rereading Nine-Headed Dragon River: Zen Journals, by Peter Matthiessen. One chapter is an account of his journey to the land of Dolpo on the Tibetan plateau. He later expanded … Continue reading

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Why a Poem?

As for the motivations of others, any answer to this question will be arguable; nonetheless, I offer this list. To “Howl” at the world about its injustices and tragedies To make convincing political statements or arguments A love letter or … Continue reading

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