Two Zen Poems Ahead of Spring


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The Zen Master’s Found Poem

 

“The largest collection of haiku

translated into English

on any single subject

is Cherry Blossom Epiphany

by Robert A. Gill

Which contains some 3,000

Japanese haiku

on the subject of cherry blossoms.”

 

 

“Cherry Blossoms are edible”

 

Cherry blossoms are edible.

Use them for coaxing out flavor

in wagashi or anpan.

But most wonderful,

drunk deeply at weddings

are cups of sakurau

cherry blossoms

pickled in salt with umuzu

yielding a vague taste of plums.

 

-Dick Allen

first published in On Barcelona

 

 

 

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