poetry

Audio September 30, 2021

Animal Heart Mind

John Tarrant

With all the crises of our time lined up, like a caravan demanding our attention, what if the moments of beauty, friendship and peace are the real, important moments? Animal koans are really about you, and the question, What is it like to have a self? Poem and haiku readings from John, Issa, William Merwynn, Walt Whitman, Christopher Smart, & PZI friends Jeanne Foster and Adam Walsh. Music from Jordan McConnell.

63' 43"
Text October 8, 2020

Dream Creatures – The Zenosaurus Course on Koans

John Tarrant

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.

677 Words
Text October 8, 2020

2 Zenosaurus: Transparent Poems 2, Transparent Poems & Poems that are Journals

John Tarrant

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.

779 Words
Text September 18, 2017

After the Funeral

John Tarrant

Poem by John Tarrant Roshi. 1980.

27 Words
Text September 18, 2017

Han Shan

John Tarrant

Poem by John Tarrant Roshi. 1992.

250 Words
Text September 18, 2017

Hula Dancers

John Tarrant

Poem by John Tarrant Roshi. 1979.

110 Words
Text September 18, 2017

Iraq in the heart

John Tarrant

Poem by John Tarrant Roshi. 2003.

374 Words
Text September 18, 2017

Memoria

John Tarrant

Poem by John Tarrant Roshi. 1985.

230 Words
Text September 18, 2017

Poverty

John Tarrant

Poem by John Tarrant Roshi. 1991.

57 Words