Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE POEMS OF BIG STICK: 1, by HAN SHAN

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THE POEMS OF BIG STICK: 1, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: I have been to tientai
Last Line: Only brings men pain
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Buddhism; Chinese Literature; Mountains; Buddha; Buddhists; Hills; Downs (great Britain)

I have been to Tientai
maybe a million times
like a cloud or river
drifting back and forth
roaming free of trouble
trusting the Buddha's spacious path
while the world's forked mind
only brings men pain

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