Ah, Alan Watts. Is there anyone (has there been anyone) who can write like him?
His words give colour and depth to black and white print. It's almost like his
voice comes out of the page. He liked a drink, too. Respect. Mike..
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Good Evening Mike,
--- In [EMAIL PROTECTED] ps.com, mike brown <uerusuboyo@ ...> wrote:
> I'm glad you liked them :) I was hoping more people would also
> write a commentary to your poem rather than just say "I like
> it" - I think only Edgar commented. I remember that about 10
> months ago a number of us here had a discussion about haiku and
> the merits of poetry - it was a really worthwhile exercise trying
> to express our zen in this medium. I really do think that poetry
> can say more than essay writing. If you're reading R.H. Blyth then
> I'm willing to bet you agree. Mike.
I would welcome more comments :-) from anyone.
We had to write haiku in school, 6th or 7th grade I think. Poetry,
as they say nowdays, ROCKS! It's very suited to zen or zen is very
suited to it.
I would agree that poetry can say more than essay writing, unless
you're talking about someone very talented like Alan Watts. Some of
his essays set me reeling.
Actually, I'm re-reading Blythe (2nd time) because many of the people
in or forum seem to practice the Japanese form of Zen and I have
tended to concentrate on the Chinese form. And of course I really