SCORES & AUDIO
Three Zen Poems, for solo Violin
Year Composed : 2007
Duration : 11:30 min
Soloist : violin
Text : from the book "Zen Flesh, Zen Bones", compiled by Paul Reps
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.