SCORES & AUDIO

Three Zen Poems, for solo Violin

 

Publisher :

Year Composed :  2007

Duration : 11:30 min

Soloist :  violin

Text : from the book "Zen Flesh, Zen Bones", compiled by Paul Reps

 

Programme Note

 

The poems below must be recited by the performer only.

The recitation must be closer to speaking than to singing.

 

EVERYDAY LIFE IS THE PATH

 

In spring, hundreds of flowers; in autumn,

        a harvest moon;

In summer, a refreshing breeze; in winter,

       snow will accompany you.

If useless things do not hang in your mind,

Any season is a good season for you

 

 

THE GATELESS GATE

 

The great path has no gates,

Thousands of roads enter it.

When one passes through this gateless gate

He walks freely between heaven and earth.

 

 

NOT THE WIND, NOT THE FLAG

 

Wind, flag, mind moves.

The same understanding.

When the mouth opens

All are wrong.

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