transcendental poetry by the T'ang Zen poet Han-Shan.
English translation by Wandering Poet. 2008.
ISBN: 978-0-615-16006-1 Printed: 96 pages, 6" x 9",
perfect binding, black and white interior ink.
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COLD MOUNTAIN Transcendental Poetry
is a revised and expanded edition containing 77 original
translations of poems by the T'ang Zen poet, Han-Shan. The
introduction includes a biography of the poet, written with
information taken from the poems themselves. The poems were
found written on rocks and trees in a remote, mountainous region
on the China coast south of Shanghai. They tell the story of a
gentle recluse and of his long life on Cold Mountain as a
"guest" of nature, living in a cave and foraging for food.
Though simple and childlike, the poems are majestic and have the
power to lift the reader to share a moment in the poet's heaven.
These poems are rich with metaphor. Each has been carefully
translated and well-polished. And they are close to the heart of
"I found that reading these transcendental poems
was very peaceful. When you find yourself looking for deeper
meaning in your life 'Cold Mountain' is the perfect book to help
you find it."