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Zen, Poetry and Death

August 9, 2020

by dogo

At today's online sangha meeting, I gave a Dharma talk about jisei, Japanese death poems, particularly this tanka by Shimaki Akahiko:

Where did that dog
that used to be here go?
I thought about him
once again tonight
before I went to bed.

For more, read the book Japanese Death Poems, compiled by Yoel Hoffman.

a scan of dogo's teacher chop


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