Sunday, 12 February 2017

The Imitation Of Chuang Tzu

The Way Of Chuang Tzu
Thomas Merton
New Directions
1965

Reviewed by Rory A.A. Hinton

The Way Of Chuang Tzu



















“Last night I dreamed I was, temporarily, back at Gethsemani. I was dressed in a Buddhist monk’s habit, but with more black and red and gold, a "Zen habit," in color more Tibetan than Zen . . . I met some women in the corridor, visitors and students of Asian religion, to whom I was explaining I was a kind of Zen monk and Gelugpa together, when I woke up.” (Thomas Merton)

Merton's Mountain composed
In youthfully undisciplined prose.
Hinayana hyperbole. But yana still
Born under the sign of the water bearer.
Bourn along the seal of the earth sharer
Imitating The Way Of Chuang Tzu
In some former life.

Never offering a Jesuit apology
Accepted just as he is what he is:
A Chinese recluse reclining
While refusing to go dining
With this slumbering world.
The highest submission lies
Beyond trappist ambition.

"...when I woke up."

Sources
Thomas Merton. The Seven Story Mountain. 50th Anniversary. Mariner Books. 2001.
Thomas Merton. The Way Of Chuang Tzu. New Directions. 1969. 

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

現代 Haiku January 2017

By Rory A.A. Hinton



















January 2017

Sunday January 01, 2017
Last weak
End game.
Lame duck

Monday January 02, 2017
Day off
On again.
Not aware

Tuesday January 03, 2017
Sun down
Paris kings.
Rusty breeze

Wednesday January 04, 2017
Feeling fully
Complete it.
Time tells

Thursday January 05, 2017
Concert dropout
Dilettante man.
Digitally domestic

Friday January 06, 2017
Frozen food
Section off.
Winter region

Saturday January 07, 2017
Pay meant
Went through.
Paying pall

Sunday January 08, 2017
Necessary sell
Off merchandise.
Almost finished

Monday January 09, 2017
Play fast
Loose it.
Playing all

Tuesday January 10, 2017
Must be
True free.
More often

Wednesday January 11, 2017
Coffee con
Template on.
Strange thing

Thursday January 12, 2017
Rock enroll
Role call.
Fall guy

Friday January 13, 2017
Always never
Enough flow.
Blow dough

Saturday January 14, 2017
Fed up
Start it.
Pit bull

Sunday January 15, 2017
Walt white
Man her.
West turn

Monday January 16, 2017
Anxious axis
Evil economy.
Theonomy man

Tuesday January 17, 2017
Praxis axis
Prime evil.
Laugh tub

Wednesday January 18, 2017
Pent house
Bound breath.
Furnished fully

Thursday January 19, 2017
Temporary office
Space occupant.
Staying away

Friday January 20, 2017
Honestly worst
Mistake spoken.
Connect again

Saturday January 21, 2017
Glass foyer
Water walls.
Last best

Sunday January 22, 2017
Still desk
Think US.
Wait mate

Monday January 23, 2017
Pro teen
Eat right.
Best effort

Tuesday January 24, 2017
Back out
Again in.
Input less

Wednesday January 25, 2017
Liberal guilt
Sore losers.
Over rated

Thursday January 26, 2017
First due
Date late.
Not well

Friday January 27, 2017
Out side
City limits.
Bored walk

Saturday January 28, 2017
New lease
Release me.
South ward

Sunday January 29, 2017
Replace BMW
ATS refaced.
Under ground

Monday January 30, 2017
Money transfer
Accepted lease.
Release keys

Tuesday January 31, 2017
My knock
Knock door.
Open up

Saturday, 31 December 2016

現代 Haiku December 2016

By Rory A.A. Hinton

49 - 0 (43 KO)



















December 2016

Thursday December 01, 2016
Lights camera
Action reaction.
Press button

Friday December 02, 2016
Top props
Up ward.
New sell

Saturday December 03, 2016
Aching bones
Buried below.
Quiet times

Sunday December 04, 2016
Halo man
Boy play.
Go back

Monday December 05, 2016
Passing dreams
Passively deem.
Intuiting onward

Tuesday December 06, 2016
First step
Away stay.
Water flow

Wednesday December 07, 2016
Revisiting days
Gone sadness.
Talking out

Thursday December 08, 2016
The vault
Art stash.
Gold mind

Friday December 09, 2016
Uncertain way
Ahead heart.
Slight panic

Saturday December 10, 2016
Decision made
Man handling.
Thanking him

Sunday December 11, 2016
Honest call
Crystal clear.
Not greedy

Monday December 12, 2016
Sitting close
Call director.
Purple sleeve

Tuesday December 13, 2016
Bloody cancer
Man poetry.
Don't read

Wednesday December 14, 2016
Old number
One player.
Blow back

Thursday December 15, 2016
Federal hiring
Firing line.
Fine tuning

Friday December 16, 2016
The people
Steeple point.
Opening inside

Saturday December 17, 2016
Geist flying
Beyond veil.
Reclusive cast

Sunday December 18, 2016
Great friends
Bound together.
Left behind

Monday December 19, 2016
New replacement
Requirement knew.
Monetizing moment

Tuesday December 20, 2016
General Patton
Pending labels.
Respect authoritah

Wednesday December 21, 2016
Killing spree
Freed enemy.
New nation

Thursday December 22, 2016
Whine bible
Book last.
Vodka man

Friday December 23, 2016
Informal formal
Ware caring.
Closed door

Saturday December 24, 2016
Annual feast
Least work.
First second

Sunday December 25, 2016
Maternal bounty
Hunter haunting.
Missing person

Monday December 26, 2016
Still surviving
Style psyche.
Old devotion

Tuesday December 27, 2016
Doing today
Break nothing.
Two again

Wednesday December 28, 2016
Hinton haus
Mafia boss.
Levi strauss

Thursday December 29, 2016
Old tired
Drive north.
Death wish

Friday December 30, 2016
Inner space
Flight fight.
Knight templar

Saturday December 31, 2016
Magnify him
Self negation.
Above all

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

現代 Haiku November 2016

By Rory A.A. Hinton

OSS 488



















November 2016

Tuesday November 01, 2016
In early
Up late.
Not great

Wednesday November 02, 2016
Deadly dread
Asking again. 
Paternal love

Thursday November 03, 2016
Barack Romney
Hillary Trump.
Four years

Friday November 04, 2016
Money man
Age less.
Score more

Saturday November 05, 2016
His her
Mit out. 
A way

Sunday November 06, 2016
Skinny mini
Miller man.
Crazy clock

Monday November 07, 2016
Other side
Door man.
Portal day

Tuesday November 08, 2016
Deicide decides
Daily destination.
Destruction done

Wednesday November 09, 2016
New world
Man knew.
Hitch slap 

Thursday November 10, 2016
Pro miss
His break.
Too old

Friday November 11, 2016
Crazy ladies
Man cock.
Peace pipe

Saturday November 12, 2016
Analytical psycho
Political alliance.
Agent 488

Sunday November 13, 2016
Famous flows
Diner dinner.
Same dish

Monday November 14, 2016
Face fact
Check in.
Inner life

Tuesday November 15, 2016
I'm in
It isn't.
His is

Wednesday November 16, 2016
Alone star
State loan.
Good knight

Thursday November 17, 2016
Tech docs
Done time.
Being there

Friday November 18, 2016
Calling card
Carrying clout.
About trust

Saturday November 19, 2016
Different time
Zoned birth.
Day night

Sunday November 20, 2016
Loco motive
Matter spirit.
Portal opens

Monday November 21, 2016
Silk singing
Satin song.
Longing eye

Tuesday November 22, 2016
Dead lines
Spoken word.
Follow steps

Wednesday November 23, 2016
Retiring life
Style man.
Closing in

Thursday November 24, 2016
On board
Room off.
Old new

Friday November 25, 2016
Night drive
Bye lines.
Get enough

Saturday November 26, 2016
In zone
drone on.
Only one

Sunday November 27, 2016
Work weak
Ending week.
Almost done

Monday November 28, 2016
Dead single
Parent alone.
Dates matter

Tuesday November 29, 2016
Fast day
One weak.
Little victory

Wednesday November 30, 2016
Needed left
Standing up.
Still working

Monday, 31 October 2016

現代 Haiku October 2016

By Rory A.A. Hinton

Meshuggah In Memoriam















October 2016

Saturday October 01, 2016
Lost interest
Rate hike.
Care less

Sunday October 02, 2016
Garage refuge
City remains.
Closed door

Monday October 03, 2016
First full
Week ahead.
Behind walls

Tuesday October 04, 2016
Digital drum
Ring tone.
Skin asleep

Wednesday October 05, 2016
Going back
Ward four.
Letter M

Thursday October 06, 2016
A special
Man size.
CFO knows

Friday October 07, 2016
Snooze lose
Cruise bruise.
Cruz blues

Saturday October 08, 2016
System shock
Jock block.
Bio logical

Sunday October 09, 2016
Keep pumping
Iron poisoning.
Starting over

Monday October 10, 2016
Living lie
Down out.
Bad choice

Tuesday October 11, 2016
Stream on
Line lined.
Eco system

Wednesday October 12, 2016
Tex mex
Mess ass.
No more

Thursday October 13, 2016
Sick politique
Power shtick.
Lost interest

Friday October 14, 2016
Cowardly wrote
Ultimatum note.
Seven days

Saturday October 15, 2016
Know son
Shine mine.
Under light

Sunday October 16, 2016
Late night
Fright spite.
Drive alive

Monday October 17, 2016
Early morning
Message therapy.
Fond memories

Tuesday October 18, 2016
Six teen
Days ago.
Void head

Wednesday October 19, 2016
Two days
Make four.
Open door

Thursday October 20, 2016
Alien guest
Haus wash.
Fisher man

Friday October 21, 2016
Don't contact
Her today.
Five o'clock

Saturday October 22, 2016
New young
Man again.
My wisdom

Sunday October 23, 2016
First Sunday
After silence.
Mother shower

Monday October 24, 2016
Dreams again
Gain control.
Habit forming

Tuesday October 25, 2016
Man knew
Infinite tea.
Old memory

Wednesday October 26, 2016
Low battery
Power down.
Early birds

Thursday October 27, 2016
Wise old
Man Hill.
Old knew

Friday October 28, 2016
Land light
Dim eyes.
Really hurts

Saturday October 29, 2016
Getting work
Done stares.
Keep looking

Sunday October 30, 2016
Ears ringing
Still hearing.
Phoenix rise

Monday October 31, 2016
Head bang
Bang dead.
Era ended

Friday, 30 September 2016

現代 Haiku September 2016

By Rory A.A. Hinton

Hellraiser













September 2016

Thursday September 01, 2016
Persistent feline
Patience failing.
Body dharma

Friday September 02, 2016
Ear knows
Throat here.
Water picking

Saturday September 03, 2016
Sitting zazen
Seeing dogen.
White ox

Sunday September 04, 2016
Head slowly
Rising above.
Scan surface

Monday September 05, 2016
Drachma losing
Interest rate.
Charm ring

Tuesday September 06, 2016
Dual monitor
Price point.
Not enough

Wednesday September 07, 2016
No god
Know self.
In sight

Thursday September 08, 2016
Not much
Going on.
In late

Friday September 09, 2016
Micro man
Age before.
Beauty full

Saturday September 10, 2016
Hell raiser
Pin head.
Kali hand

Sunday September 11, 2016
Universal Sunday
Requiem musical.
Mind control

Monday September 12, 2016
Know aging
Korean again.
Smart stupidity

Tuesday September 13, 2016
A mUSe
Me gain.
Our name

Wednesday September 14, 2016
Belly beneath
Breach break.
Bust brother

Thursday September 15, 2016
Fenway park
Flying away.
Old rivalry

Friday September 16, 2016
Borrowed time
Limited condition.
Shell gaming

Saturday September 17, 2016
Broke broken
Alone again.
Beet oven

Sunday September 18, 2016
Body count
Down low.
Stay away

Monday September 19, 2016
Six teen
Scene town.
Shot down

Tuesday September 20, 2016
Rock roll
Over again.
No ambition

Wednesday September 21, 2016
Debt sentence
Writing resolve.
Blonde remission

Thursday September 22, 2016
Players play
Fully loving.
Fond rejection

Friday September 23, 2016
Hear not
Here now.
Up above

Saturday September 24, 2016
True north
Strong free.
Thru south

Sunday September 25, 2016
Failing health
Check status.
Running script

Monday September 26, 2016
Drawing lines
Between them.
Writing alone

Tuesday September 27, 2016
Closed quarter
Backed currency.
Trading spaces

Wednesday September 28, 2016
In early
Bird land.
Corner men

Thursday September 29, 2016
Doubting third
Degree agree.
Same response

Friday September 30, 2016
More machine
Flesh less.
Instant coffee

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

現代 Haiku August 2016

By Rory A.A. Hinton

Stone Walled















August 2016

Monday August 01, 2016
Turning off
Spring away.
Stay burning

Tuesday August 02, 2016
Secret doctrine
Diffused adepts.
Occult fraternity

Wednesday August 03, 2016
Ancient thinking
Manly ancients.
Loving them

Thursday August 04, 2016
Esoteric stanzas
Staggering tongue.
Glory’s edge

Friday August 05, 2016
Survived fragments
Found source.
Fountain head

Saturday August 06, 2016
Triangle star
Shining light.
Bright signing

Sunday August 07, 2016
Elementary spirits
Struggling home.
Love supreme

Monday August 08, 2016
Journal council
Foreign relations.
Friends closest

Tuesday August 09, 2016
Three pillars
Stand straight.
Zen again

Wednesday August 10, 2016
Ancient center
Scandal man.
Dead now

Thursday August 11, 2016
Ashes dropped
Buddha burnt.
Bone alone

Friday August 12, 2016
Just breath
It through.
No exit

Saturday August 13, 2016
Greek drachma
Drama invested.
Margin calling

Sunday August 14, 2016
Distracted python
Slithers alone.
Drinking java

Monday August 15, 2016
Miss buddha
Baby land.
Island grin

Tuesday August 16, 2016
Release notes
Legal tender.
Return sender

Wednesday August 17, 2016
British blonde
Across pond.
Pound year

Thursday August 18, 2016
Don’t know
Mind game.
Same time

Friday August 19, 2016
Make good
Monk mate.
Secret aroma

Saturday August 20, 2016
Musical grace
Too special.
Exonerate me

Sunday August 21, 2016
Missed missing
Persons playing.
Staying power

Monday August 22, 2016
In early
Bird land.
See change

Tuesday August 23, 2016
Tea cup
Skull kill.
Once again

Wednesday August 24, 2016
Magic mantra
Mandala man.
The dignities

Thursday August 25, 2016
Blind walking
Icy ledge.
Poet person

Friday August 26, 2016
Token drop
Open eyes.
On point

Saturday August 27, 2016
Don’t breathe
Deeply know.
Now matters

Sunday August 28, 2016
Singing bowl
Bow silently.
Tibetan token

Monday August 29, 2016
Rough resume
Sitting straight.
Rack monster

Tuesday August 30, 2016
Eastern respect
Early routine.
Know paranoia

Wednesday August 31, 2016
Age limit
Entry point.
Stone walled