The Zen Master Reads


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THE ZEN MASTER READS THE POEMS OF HUI-SHAN

The slang of a thousand years ago,

virtually unintelligible

and so I translate,

finding an equivalent

for “Between a rock and a hard place,”

“Run it up the flagpole,”

“Bet your bottom dollar,

and

“Play nice.

Swing hard.

Hang tough.

 

Cool it.

Enough is enough.”

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