Taoist Chinese Poems (December 27, 2005)
Yesterday's poem by American (dare I say Californian?) poet Robinson Jeffers on Nature's music brings to mind the Taoist poetics of China. To draw the parallels between Jeffers and the Taoists--but not too closely--here are several short poems for your consideration:
Shih t'ao (1641 - 1717)And this one, as translated by my old professor at the University of Hawaii, Chang Chung-yuan, author of Creativity and Taoism :
The mind of man searches outward all day.
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