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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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late spring
late spring to the tune “silk-washing sandy brook” in the small courtyard, I idle at the window                                       among spring’s lush colors, the heavy curtains not yet rolled up, the shadows deep— upstairs, with no one singing, a jade q...
late spring to the tune “silk-washing sandy brook” in the small courtyard, I idle at the window among spring’s lush colors, the heavy curtains not yet rolled up, the shadows deep— upstair...
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blue octets
"You’re the only one I want & I’ve never heard your name"         Townes Van Zandt   #1 where have you gone, June? your alien flowers cream white & blush on lawns I don’t remember— brown sparrows dart into blackberry hedges as I walk past & steel blue cars ...
"You’re the only one I want & I’ve never heard your name" Townes Van Zandt #1 where have you gone, June? your alien flowers cream white & blush on lawns I don’t remember— brown sparrows dart into blackberry hedges a...
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half a ghost town
(Luning, Nevada 4/2/08) that vacant highway under a gray-white daybreak: salt & sand country stripped clear of power lines— we were one self sleeping & several others awake: pulling into town at nine a.m., sun invisible behind the dry cirrus, opaque with an...
(Luning, Nevada 4/2/08) that vacant highway under a gray-white daybreak: salt & sand country stripped clear of power lines— we were one self sleeping & several others awake: pulling into town at nine a.m., sun invisible behin...
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octet for a day made of flowers
blackberry stalks bloom white in a cedar hedge; with no apparent plan a butterfly darts into traffic—within wilted rhododendrons sparrows talk & I can't make it out at all— that flat gravestone under a pine: another among the ten thousand things I remember—...
blackberry stalks bloom white in a cedar hedge; with no apparent plan a butterfly darts into traffic—within wilted rhododendrons sparrows talk & I can't make it out at all— that flat gravestone under a pine: another among the...
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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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two quatrains
two quatrains #1 as days grow longer, mountains & rivers grow lovelier; on spring breezes, the fragrance of grass & blossoms— as mud thaws, the swallows are on the wing on warm sands, Mandarin ducks doze in pairs #2 the river’s like jade, the birds exceedin...
two quatrains #1 as days grow longer, mountains & rivers grow lovelier; on spring breezes, the fragrance of grass & blossoms— as mud thaws, the swallows are on the wing on warm sands, Mandarin ducks doze in pairs #2 the river...
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spring night delighted by rain
spring night delighted by rain the admirable rain knows its season, coming with the spring & bringing forth life— it follows the wind & steals into the night, & moistens creation, delicately, without sound— the country lanes & the clouds alike are black; on...
spring night delighted by rain the admirable rain knows its season, coming with the spring & bringing forth life— it follows the wind & steals into the night, & moistens creation, delicately, without sound— the country lane...
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impromptu poem
impromptu poem the river moon just a few feet from the man; the mast lamp illumines the third watch darkness— on the sandbank herons rest, folded & silent; in the boat's wake a fish breaks water, splashes Jack Hayes © 2016 based on Du Fu: 漫成一首 màn chéng yī ...
impromptu poem the river moon just a few feet from the man; the mast lamp illumines the third watch darkness— on the sandbank herons rest, folded & silent; in the boat's wake a fish breaks water, splashes Jack Hayes © 2016 ba...
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new moon cello (after Zoë Keating)
for Sheila loss is constant across the dimensions: an entire Chinese bestiary achieving form & gone: waning crescent moon melting to new moon’s hollow, this improvisation soaring beyond & beyond the vanishing point in this theater’s         sapphire light, ...
for Sheila loss is constant across the dimensions: an entire Chinese bestiary achieving form & gone: waning crescent moon melting to new moon’s hollow, this improvisation soaring beyond & beyond the vanishing point in this th...
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  • University of Virginia
    MFA poetry, 1986
  • University of Vermont
    BA Enligh Literature, 1983