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Dharma Theme: Haiku for You
Koans and poetry tumble over each other. Old Zen masters used snatches of poetry as koans. Good poetry has an objective quality and is related to koanville in that way. It does not try to persuade or recruit.
Dream Creatures – The Zenosaurus Course on Koans
Zenosaurus: Dreams play an essential part in the current of life—while I’m not paying attention, my dreams turn the lumps, details, and meetings of the day into art, giving them depth and a warm amber light.
2 Zenosaurus: Transparent Poems 2 – Transparent Poems & Poems that are Journals
Zenosaurus: Through poems like this I keep an erratic journal of the thoughts that I don’t quite understand—the thoughts outside my usual thoughts. They don’t have a punch line.
Reading Poetry for Zen
Spiritual work and the arts can be very near each other. Both of them tell us what life is, how not to lie to ourselves, how to endure and how to love.
After the Funeral
Poem by John Tarrant Roshi. 1980.
Poem by John Tarrant Roshi. 1979.
Iraq in the heart
Poem by John Tarrant Roshi. 2003.