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East window : the Asian poems

Title
East window : the Asian poems / W.S. Merwin.
Author
Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-2019.
Publication
[Port Townsend, WA] : [Copper Canyon Press], [1998], [©1998.

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Description
xiii, 337 pages; 23 cm
Subject
Note
  • Includes index.
Language (note)
  • A collection of selected poems translated by the author from a variety of Asian languages.
Contents
  • "Oh the sound of her silk sleeves" / Liu Ch'e -- The Lake of the Ten Thousand Mountains / Meng Hao-Jan -- Quiet Night Thoughts / Li Po -- "Where the mist has torn" / Niu Hsi Chi -- Autumn Night / Tu Fu -- The Body of Man / Van Hanh -- Rebirth / Man Giac -- The Ideal Retreat / Khong Lo -- Autumn / Ngo Chi Lan -- Winter / Ngo Chi Lan -- A Woodcutter on His Way Home / Anonymous -- The Substituted Poem of Laureate Quynh / Anonymous -- Women / Tran Te Xuong -- "I have had a companion on the road" / Daio -- "For years I dug in the earth" / Muso Soseki -- "A breeze strokes the water of the spring" / Takushitsu -- "Even the man who is happy" / Kalidasa -- Cosmology / Anonymous -- "I like sleeping with somebody" / Anonymous -- "Between his hands" / Anonymous -- "Water pouring from clouds" / Anonymous -- from Kavikanthabharana / Kshemendra -- "Hiding in the / cucumber garden" / Anonymous -- "My husband / before leaving" / Anonymous --
  • "A long time back" / Anonymous -- "That moon which the sky never saw" / Rumi -- "When the heart bursts into flame" / Rumi -- "Wise teacher tell me" / Rumi -- "Love you alone have been with us" / Rumi -- "If you're not going to sleep" / Rumi -- Tatar Songs / Anonymous -- "The whole universe is full of God" / Yunus Emre -- Ghazal V / Mirza Ghalib -- Ghazal XII / Mirza Ghalib -- Ghazal XV / Mirza Ghalib -- Ghazal XXI / Mirza Ghalib -- Ghazal XXV / Mirza Ghalib -- Ghazal XXXIV / Mirza Ghalib -- Korean Figures -- Burmese Figures -- Japanese Figures I -- Philippine Figures -- Japanese Figures II -- Chinese Figures I -- Malay Figures -- Chinese Figures II -- Lao Figures -- Chinese Figures III -- Wandering -- A Lodging House in Town -- Buddha's Satori -- For Taihei Osho -- Reizan Osho Visits Me -- "I'm not so deep in it" -- Reply to Reizan Osho -- Thanks for Daisen Osho's Visit -- "Chick feed is what I eat" -- "Loud thunder" -- Thanks Sent to Taihei Osho --
  • From My Hut in Miura -- "In these mountain villages and harbor towns" -- "From the beginning" -- "East of the strait" -- "My thatched hut" -- "All on my own I'm happy" -- Heaven Peak -- Gem Mountain -- Another Summit -- Bamboo Garden -- To the Emperor's Messenger -- Old Creek -- Snow Valley -- Dry Tree -- Old Man in Retirement -- Strange Peak -- Poem on Dry Mountain (A Zen Garden) -- At the Nachi Kannon Hall -- Spring Cliff -- Reply to Gen'no Osho's Poem -- For the Death of a Monk -- "People's abuse" -- To Kengai Osho of Engaku-ji -- Moon Mountain -- Free Old Man -- Visiting My Old Hut in Late Spring -- "On the blue waves" -- Laughing Mountain -- Inauguration of Fukusan Dormitory -- Cloud Mountain -- At Gen's Embarkation for Yuan China -- At Kan's Embarkation for Yuan China -- At Iku's Embarkation for Yuan China -- Mourning for the Layman Named Cloud Peak -- Patriarch Peaks -- East Peak -- Old Hut -- Tengan Osho's Visit to Erin-ji -- "In this small hut" --
  • "Among rocks and valleys" -- "Very high this mountain" -- "All worries and troubles" -- "A curtain of cloud hangs" -- "Don't ask suspiciously" -- "I wake from my noon nap" -- "Green mountains" -- "Time for a walk" -- "With compassionate hands" -- Pine Shade -- Plum Window -- Jewel Field -- Truth Hall -- No Precedent -- Old Man To-The-Point -- Old Man Advancing -- Abiding Mountain -- Snow Garden -- One Hut -- Moon Tree Cliff -- Gem Creek -- No-Word Hut -- Old Mountain -- No End Point -- Lover of Mountains -- Suzan Osho's Visit -- Reply to Suzan Osho's Snow Poem -- The Pure Sound Pavilion of the Riverside Temple -- For Gen the New Head Priest of Erin-ji -- For Myo's Departure for Anzen-ji -- For Myo's Departure for Shofuku-ji -- For Tetsu the New Head Priest of Erin-ji -- For Sho the New Head Priest of Erin-ji -- At Whole-World-In-View Hut -- Ashikaga Tadayoshi's Palace -- Climbing Down the Snowy Mountain -- Snow at Rohatsu Sesshin -- It -- Magnificent Peak --
  • Reply to Bukko Zenji's Poem at Seiken-ji -- Snow -- Gem Forest -- Withered Zen -- The Fragrance of the Udumbara -- House of Spring -- No Gain -- By the Sea -- For Ko Who Has Come Back from China -- The Gate of Universal Light -- Incomparable-Verse Valley -- Hall of the Guardian God -- Hui-neng's Pond -- The Peak of the Held-Up Flower -- The Bridge Where the Moon Crosses -- Three-Step Waterfall -- Cave of the Thousand Pines -- Dragon-Gate House -- Turtle Head Stupa -- Tiger Valley.
ISBN
1556590911 (pbk.)
LCCN
98040192
OCLC
  • 504107786
  • ocn504107786
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries