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Kamarck, Edward (ed.) / Arts in society: the arts of activism
(1969)

Hanh, Thich Nhat
Part III: poems of war and revolution: [our green garden],   pp. 351-[355] PDF (4.1 MB)


Page 353


Thich Nhat Hanh the author of
VIETNAM POEMS (Unicorn), THE CRY
OF VIETNAM (Unicorn) and a peace
proposal, VIETNAM: LOTUS IN A SEA OF
FIRE (Beacon), is a Buddhist monk who
has been in Paris for the peace talks. He
has also lectured extensively in the
United States.
OUR GREEN GARDEN translated by Thich Nhat Hanh and Helen Coutant
Fires spring up like dragon's teeth at the ten points of the universe.
A furious acrid wind sweeps them toward us from all sides.
Aloof and beautiful, the mountains and rivers abide.
All around, the horizon burns with the color of death.
As for me, yes, I am still alive,
but my body and the soul within it writhe as if they too had been set afire.
My parched eyes can shed no more tears.
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DARK MIST OF BATTLE by Agnes Denes


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