Archives for the Date March 30th, 2020

Tao Te Ching, Chapter 71

inthenoosphere:

Knowing ignorance is strength.Ignoring knowledge is sickness.Only when we are sick of our sicknessshall we cease to be sick.The sage is not sick but is sick of sickness;that is the secret of health.

j-k-i-ng: “Untitled“ by | Hiroaki Fukuda

j-k-i-ng:

“Untitled“ by | Hiroaki Fukuda

Do you read chinese classical poetry? Do you have any suggestions where to start?

These are some of my favorite poets:

You can also start with several collections:

These are some anthology/reference books:

Personally, I started with an anthology of Du Fu’s poetry (in Spanish, here – also several Tang poets), and then started reading the collections by David Hinton and Vikram Seth. Afterwards, I continued with Li Po, Li Qinzhao, Su Shi, and the classical Tang poetry collections. 

practicingtheliberalarts: “A language is not just a body of vocabulary or a set of grammatical…

practicingtheliberalarts:

“A language is not just a body of vocabulary or a set of grammatical rules, a language is a flash of the human spirit. It’s a vehicle through which the soul of each particular culture comes into the material world. Every language is an old-growth forest of the mind, a watershed of thought, an ecosystem of spiritual possibilities”

— Wade Davis

neoyorzapoteca: “Is poetry difficult? I don’t know. I mean, it’s not easy. I don’t know what you…

neoyorzapoteca:

“Is poetry difficult? I don’t know. I mean, it’s not easy. I don’t know what you mean by which were difficult, maybe emotionally, or technically, or… It’s difficult to be a poet, right? When the world needs so many things and all I have to offer are poems. Maybe that is what I find most difficult about my poems lately. I can’t eat them. I can’t knock down a border wall with them. I can’t ease my brother with them. Also, what a lucky thing that I write poems. That for the duration of the writing, and even reading others’ poems, I am in a space of pleasure, out of time, beyond what this country can do to me. Maybe the question is not about difficulty, or at least I am less interested in what is difficult. I think I’m trying to find a question that lets me ask if what I’m doing matters.”

Interview: Natalie Diaz, Postcolonial Love Poem

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