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Foreshadowing Issa: The Tenderhearted Poetry of Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827)
Dharma innovator Jack Kornfield recites an Issa haiku
Greetings Good Travelers and Wayfarers:
We’ve reached a pivotal point in the life of The Poet’s Dreamingbody. We have just shy of a dozen more Wayfaring Poet Profiles left in our journey of exploring the lives and verses of some of the poet-ancestors that make up what my late teacher called the Lineage of Wayfaring Heart-Mind.
In the weeks and months ahead, we’ll encounter Saigyo, Ikkyu, Basho, Baisao, Issa, Chiyo-ni, Buson, Ryokan, Rengetsu, Shiki, and Santoka.
In this minute-and-a-half long video, Sir Jack invokes one of the precious #haiku #poems of one of the great Wayfarer-ancestors, a lay-Buddhist priest of the Pure Land tradition named Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827).
Listen to it a few times. Allow it to sink in. This is the level of heart and practice of the Lineage of Wayfaring Heart-Mind.
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Be well, Good Travelers and Wayfarers.
~ Frank Inzan Owen