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Murmured ConversationsA Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei$
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Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804748636

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.001.0001

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Prologue

Prologue

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Murmured Conversations
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DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0002

It is said that no fewer than 800 million thoughts pass through one's mind in a single night, many of which have something to do with poetry. The words that come from our lips are by no means intended to guide people with an immature judgment, but merely an account of our own perplexities as we walk uncertainly on the way of poetry.

Keywords:   poetry, words, thoughts, mind, judgment

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