Category Archives: Poetry

Going to the Mountains – Chinese Poetry

I’m not sure why I’m drawn to Chinese poetry, I’m not a poet, don’t have a degree in English nor am I even a student of the arts other than appreciation.  Chinese poetry, however, I not only enjoy, but can … Continue reading

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Sunrise, Through the Trees

Spires of needle and bark, black against lightening sky, The majesty of waking – I feel it coming. Touch of snow, burning frost on flesh – naught but pines greeting their sire with smiles beckoning. Ah, single repose! Time to … Continue reading

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Lessons From the Tang

On Retirement Meeting, we dismount from our horses and drink wine. I inquire of your destination. You answer that you have no interest in this world And are retreating for rest in the Southern mountains. I would not ask you … Continue reading

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Profound Thought from Chinese Poetry

This is a quote from the translator of a book of Chinese poetry who explains that the views of the poets are molded by the three basic Chinese philosophies: Lao Tzu (Taoism), Buddhism and Confucius. In aspiring to the larger … Continue reading

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Zion and Poetry — a natural combination

Have you heard of the 2011 Poetry in the Park Event at Zion National Park? Me neither until today! Diane Glancy, professor emeritus, publisher of books and poetry and recent filmmaker will be featured at this year’s event and what … Continue reading

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