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Poet: Yun-k’an Tzu

by willow’s shade

Poet: Yun-k'an Tzu

by willow’s shade
in shadows of the pine
back up against
               all karma stopped
the monkey heart is skewered
the racing mind, corralled
the moon bright,

done with the world

Poet: Yun-k'an Tzu

done with the world
and pure
          as darkness
nothing to hold me
nothing restrain
the old guy here
within the grove
before blue cliffs the
                    moon’s companion
mad and singing
drunk and dancing
smashed,

no tricks

Poet: Yun-k'an Tzu

no tricks
          nothing doing.
the sun and moon endure their rush
and don’t grow old.
sail backwards?
row against the flow?
to hell with that.

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