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Magnolia and Lotus: Selected Poems of Hyesim #2020

Magnolia and Lotus Selected Poems of Hyesim Hyesim s poems transformative as walking high granite mountains by moonlight with fragrant herbs underfoot and a thermos of clear tea in the backpack Their bedrock is thusness their images beauty is

  • Title: Magnolia and Lotus: Selected Poems of Hyesim
  • Author: Chin'gak Kuksa Hyesim Ian Haight T'ae-yong Ho
  • ISBN: 9781935210436
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Paperback
  • Magnolia and Lotus: Selected Poems of Hyesim By Chin'gak Kuksa Hyesim Ian Haight T'ae-yong Ho, Hyesim s poems transformative as walking high granite mountains by moonlight, with fragrant herbs underfoot and a thermos of clear tea in the backpack Their bedrock is thusness, their images beauty is pellucid and new, their view without limit The shelf of essential Zen poets for American readers grows larger with this immediately indispensable collection Jane Hirsh Hyesim s poems transformative as walking high granite mountains by moonlight, with fragrant herbs underfoot and a thermos of clear tea in the backpack Their bedrock is thusness, their images beauty is pellucid and new, their view without limit The shelf of essential Zen poets for American readers grows larger with this immediately indispensable collection Jane Hirshfield His poems speak softly and clearly, like hearing a temple bell that was struck a thousand years ago Sam HamillChin gak Kuksa Hyesim 1178 1234 was the first Zen master dedicated to poetry in Korea.Ian Haight s books of translations include Borderland Roads Selected Poems of Ho Kyun and Garden Chrysanthemums and First Mountain Snow Zen Questions and Answers from Korea.

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      Chin'gak Kuksa Hyesim Ian Haight T'ae-yong Ho

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    1. When I signed up for this tour to review this book, I had no idea that not only would I be reading a wonderful book of poems, but would be getting a history lesson as well Hyesim Chin gak Kuksa Hyesim, 1178 1234 was the first Zen Master dedicated to poetry in Korea Hyesim was a monk and a scholar who became the Chief Abbot of Songgwang Temple in 1210 He was a prolific writer, penning such works as The Enlightened Mind, The Sayings of Chin gak Kuksa of the Chogye Order, Readings of the Diamond Su [...]

    2. Won this book from Giveaways I feel that while reading this book of poems I get the overwhelming sense that much lost in translation Although it is easy to decipher Buddhist teaching based messages and appreciate the sentiment of these quick poems and prose, I couldn t really get absorbed or appreciate the art form this book is supposed to represent Because I won the book and didn t necessarily choose it off the shelf, someone else might gain something deeper from it however I couldn t personall [...]

    3. The serenity within each poem transports you into the state of consciousness possessed by this wonderful translation and enlightened Zen Master You can visualize the surroundings that are spoken of and feel the Zen emanating through your entire being as you read these precious words I felt as though, I was there with the Zen Master as he was writing these words This translation is a beautiful piece of work, you can tell it was done with care I loved the introduction, it gave a deeper look into t [...]

    4. Ian Haight s translation of Magnolia and Lotus was complete and meaningful Each poem is written beautifully and I found myself sitting there reading and connecting with almost all the poems offered I m sure there are some that would say the opposite of myself, but in all reality poems are what each individual comes away withme will find great meaning, some will only understand parts and others will come away with nothing I enjoyed reading the poems and recommend them to everyone.This review is b [...]

    5. Just as with the Dhammapada, these poems by Hyesim make a great addition to any meditation or self actualization I kept them by my seat to read as a daily reminder of how to be calm and enjoy the beauties of the world To achieve a tranquil heart is to have made a home.

    6. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review This collection of poetry is a diverse look at the life of a Korean Zen Master, and his interpretations of his surroundings Full review to come soon

    7. I won this book on goodfreads I give it 2 5.Poetry doesn t need to be rated but it s short and somewhat interesting.

    8. Loving it One to hang ontoI do enjoy dipping into this book whenever I feel like reading some of the poems.

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