COLD MOUNTAIN Transcendental Poetry
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COLD MOUNTAIN Transcendental Poetry is a revised and expanded 6th edition collection of 96 poems by the T'ang Zen poet, Han-Shan. The introduction includes a unique autobiography of the poet, written with information drawn exclusively from the poems. The poems were found written on the rocks in a remote, mountainous region in Southern China. They tell the story of a gentle recluse and of his long life on Cold Mountain as a "guest" of nature, living in a cave and foraging for food. Though simple and childlike, the poems are majestic and have the power to lift the reader to share a moment in the poet's heaven. These poems have been carefully translated and polished. They are the very best you will find in English. They are rich with metaphor, and the poetry is close to the heart of Cold Mountain. Happy reading!