|Rightview Quarterly frequently features 'Buddhist' poems on its pages. Here we are pleased to present selections by the renowned Korean poet and writer, Ko Un. And from the current issue, selected poems by Phillip Whalen.|
PHILIP WHALEN has been described as the poet laureate of the Beat generation. His poetry is inspiring, original, candid, and often witty. It is filled with perceptual moments of profound insight. Here we have selected a few of his 'Buddhist' poems from The Collected Poems of Philip Whalen—a 900-page tome that includes all of Whalen’s poems, collected and assembled by his longtime friend and editor, Michael Rothenberg.
Japanese Tea Garden
The era when you galloped on horseback
True rest should be the mind’s highest state.