"This book is evidence of a Buddha-natured child taking first verbal steps age 35, in totally other language direction than he spoke age 10, talking side of mouth slang: redneck, hippie, chamber of commerce, good citizen, Oxfordian aesthete slang, like a dream Bodhisattva with thousand eyes & mouths talking turkey."
-from the introduction by Allen Ginsberg
HaikuFirst Thought, Best Thought
The beginner in meditation
Resembles a hunting dog
Having a bad dream.
is a collection of 108 poems selected from over 400 poems composed by Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche between 1968 and 1983. Presented in chronological order, the majority were composed directly in English. The rest were written in Tibetan and then translated into English by the author. Favourites include "Stray Dog," "To Gesar of Ling," "How to Know No," and "1111 Pearl St." This is a limited first edition (1983) of 400 printed and numbered copies.
Limited edition bound in brocade
Hardcover, 6" x 9"