The Clouds Should Know Me By Now

Buddhist Poet Monks of China

The Clouds Should Know Me By Now

Edited by: Red Pine and Mike O'Connor / Introduction by: Andrew Schelling / Translated by: Paul Hansen, James Sanford, J.P. Seaton and Burton Watson
This unique collection presents the verse, much of it translated for the first time, of fourteen eminent Chinese Buddhist poet monks. Featuring the original Chinese as well as english translations and historical introductions by Burton Watson, J.P. Seaton, Paul Hansen, James Sanford, and the editors, this book provides an appreciation and understanding of this elegant and traditional expression of spirituality.

"So take a walk with...these cranky, melancholy, lonely, mischievous poet-ancestors. Their songs are stout as a pilgrim's stave or a pair of good shoes, and were meant to be taken on the great journey."--Andrew Schelling, from his Introduction
  • Wisdom Publications | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780861711437 | 
  • November 1998