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John Hayes
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esplanade octet
(Portland, Oregon, August 2016) blighted leaves fringing sky, the ash trees catch dazzling glints above the river— no other life at this moment: Steel Bridge casts violet shadows on ripples— buddleja blossoms draw a golden hum of bees but not one butterfly—...
(Portland, Oregon, August 2016) blighted leaves fringing sky, the ash trees catch dazzling glints above the river— no other life at this moment: Steel Bridge casts violet shadows on ripples— buddleja blossoms draw a golden hu...
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magpie bridge immortals
magpie bridge immortals for Sheila as delicate clouds form subtle shapes, as a shooting star transmits regret, in secret they cross the remote Heavenly River— golden wind & jade dew come together eclipsing this human world’s countless meetings— their feelin...
magpie bridge immortals for Sheila as delicate clouds form subtle shapes, as a shooting star transmits regret, in secret they cross the remote Heavenly River— golden wind & jade dew come together eclipsing this human world’s...
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visiting Daitianshan’s Daoist master but not finding him
visiting Daitianshan’s D aoist master but not finding him barking dogs can be heard amid water sounds; peach blossoms are heavy-laden with dew— deep in the trees, waiting for a glimpse of deer; a mountain creek, no noon bell can be heard— the wild bamboo sp...
visiting Daitianshan’s Daoist master but not finding him barking dogs can be heard amid water sounds; peach blossoms are heavy-laden with dew— deep in the trees, waiting for a glimpse of deer; a mountain creek, no noon bell c...
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The Door
The Door The hotel door smiles terribly What is this to me o mama The clerk for whom alone nothing exists Pi-mus fish moving coupled through deep sad water Fresh angels disembarked at Marseille yesterday morning I hear a distant song dying and dying again H...
The Door The hotel door smiles terribly What is this to me o mama The clerk for whom alone nothing exists Pi-mus fish moving coupled through deep sad water Fresh angels disembarked at Marseille yesterday morning I hear a dist...
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visiting Guanyin’s Burst of Inspiration temple on Tianzhu in the rain
visiting Guanyin’s Burst of Inspiration temple on Tianzhu in the rain silkworms mature wheat ripens yellow on every face of the mountain the rain’s pouring pouring the farmer stops his ploughing, the woman drops her basket in white robes the Merciful One is...
visiting Guanyin’s Burst of Inspiration temple on Tianzhu in the rain silkworms mature wheat ripens yellow on every face of the mountain the rain’s pouring pouring the farmer stops his ploughing, the woman drops her basket in...
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late spring
late spring to the tune “silk-washing sandy brook” in the small courtyard, idling at the window                                     among spring’s lush colors, the heavy curtains not yet rolled up, the shadows deep , leaning on the railing, indifferent to t...
late spring to the tune “silk-washing sandy brook” in the small courtyard, idling at the window among spring’s lush colors, the heavy curtains not yet rolled up, the shadows deep, leaning o...
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Ullambana 2016
Ullambana 2016 August 17, 2016 airplanes in the north: crimson & golden sparks: apparition of the Big Dipper hovers dim— but all seven planets burning burning white without heat:          paper boat burned to cinders on black Willamette waters: all hiss & f...
Ullambana 2016 August 17, 2016 airplanes in the north: crimson & golden sparks: apparition of the Big Dipper hovers dim— but all seven planets burning burning white without heat: paper boat burned to cinders on black...
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Visiting the Chinese Gallery - Theories of Accommodation
Visiting the Chinese Gallery - Theories of Accommodation Shan shui - water and cloud just a dearth of ink: smudged impressions of a remembered landscape. Dong’s scroll – darkened silk, monochrome pigment: time and loss -  departing geese, a gathering storm....
Visiting the Chinese Gallery - Theories of Accommodation Shan shui - water and cloud just a dearth of ink: smudged impressions of a remembered landscape. Dong’s scroll – darkened silk, monochrome pigment: time and loss - dep...
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wishing tree sutra
for Barbie somewhere between the city park’s sycamores & the            corner market’s brick walls a chestnut grows festooned with frail                                     white flowers in April, spiked fruit come July,             year-round manila tags ...
for Barbie somewhere between the city park’s sycamores & the corner market’s brick walls a chestnut grows festooned with frail white flowers in April, spiked fruit come July, ...
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Guanyin in boxwood
for my father promised compassion in a six-inch carving you packed home from the South Pacific’s steel blue waters, ferocious percussive rain, its whooping alarms—             bodhisattva in miniature perceiving dry tears in wailing, agony in anger, hearing...
for my father promised compassion in a six-inch carving you packed home from the South Pacific’s steel blue waters, ferocious percussive rain, its whooping alarms— bodhisattva in miniature perceiving dry tears in ...
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Manzanita sutra
(Manzanita, Oregon 10/15/09)            But who could know if I’m a traitor?         Time’s the revelator             Gillian Welch once upon an ocean’s bruise purple bruise orange sundown clouds racing darkness east above an incoming tide’s worry-stone, 2 ...
(Manzanita, Oregon 10/15/09) But who could know if I’m a traitor? Time’s the revelator Gillian Welch once upon an ocean’s bruise purple bruise orange sundown clouds racing darkness east above a...
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deer park
deer park empty mountain: no one to be seen but the sound of voices does echo sunset’s rays enter the forest depths luminous again on green moss, highest Jack Hayes © 2016 based on Wang Wei: 鹿柴 lù zhài day and night feel the cold mountain, share the ease of...
deer park empty mountain: no one to be seen but the sound of voices does echo sunset’s rays enter the forest depths luminous again on green moss, highest Jack Hayes © 2016 based on Wang Wei: 鹿柴 lù zhài day and night feel the...
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  • University of Virginia
    MFA poetry, 1986
  • University of Vermont
    BA Enligh Literature, 1983