Sunday, November 28, 2010

intimacy with demons

Humans are endowed with
the stupidity of horses and cattle.
Poetry was originally a work out of hell.
Self-pride, false pride,
suffering from the passions,
We must sigh for those taking this path
to intimacy with demons.

Ikkyu, in
Beneath a Single Moon: Legacies of Buddhism in Contemporary American Poetry

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