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ZEN QUOTE of the WEEK - The Poetry of Zen

WHO SAYS MY POEMS ARE POEMS?

Who says my poems are poems?

They aren't poems at all.

Only when you understand my poems aren't poems

can we talk poetry.

—Ryōkan

Excerpted from:

The Poetry of Zen

Translated and edited by Sam Hamill and J.P. Seaton, page 159.

Paul on Google+ August 5, 2016