One Robe, One Bowl: The Zen Poetry of Ryōkan

by Ryōkan,

Paperback, 1977




New York : Weatherhill, 1977.

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LibraryThing member brianfay
I got the idea to read this from quotations in one of David Budbill's books. There's something special about reading something so ancient. I imagine that this is what people feel holding a museum artifact. It has the weight of time all over it and yet I feel as though at any time the words might all float right away.
LibraryThing member JamesBlake
Selection of poems by the nineteenth-century Zen hermit and poet. Ryokan is deservedly one of the most famous Buddhist poets from any period and any country. Includes a ten-page introduction by translator John Stevens.



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