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By Oh-hyun Cho,Kwon Youngmin,Heinz Insu Fenkl

Cho Oh-Hyun used to be born in Miryang, South Gyeongsang Province, Korea and has lived in retreat within the mountains given that turning into a beginner monk on the age of 7. Writing less than the Buddhist identify Musan, he has composed 1000's of poems in seclusion, many within the sijo shape, a comparatively mounted syllabic kind just like jap haiku and tanka. This selection of 108 Zen sijo poems (108 representing the variety of klesas, or “defilements,” one needs to triumph over to achieve enlightenment) good points appealing examples of Cho Oh-Hyun’s award-winning paintings and the expressive chances of sijo. those transfixing poems play with conventional spiritual and metaphysical subject matters and comprise a few “story” sijo poems, an extended, much less conventional type that's considered one of Cho Oh-Hyun’s significant strategies. An advent by means of Kwon Youngmin, emeritus professor at Seoul nationwide collage and a big pupil of sijo, provides a contextualizing introduction.

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Cho Oh-Hyun used to be born in Miryang, South Gyeongsang Province, Korea and has lived in retreat within the mountains because turning into a beginner monk on the age of 7. Writing below the Buddhist identify Musan, he has composed 1000s of poems in seclusion, many within the sijo shape, a comparatively mounted syllabic sort just like jap haiku and tanka.

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