Home / Columns / Poetry / From: Cold Mt. 2000: Han Shan in the City

From: Cold Mt. 2000: Han Shan in the City

(a series of 51 poems)

Mar. 17, 2013
Google plus Linkedin Pinterest


That renowned scholar

with all his books

thinks he’s important,

three degrees, two cars,

six figure income.

He forgets

his body’s got nine holes

just like the rest of us.




previously published in In the Spirit of T'ao Ch'ien (Foothills, 2012)






Charlie Rossiter, NEA Fellowship recipient and three-time Pushcart Prize

nominee, hosts www.poetrypoetry.com.  He is the author of four books of

poetry, and numerous chapbooks.  He lived in Milwaukee through the 1970’s

and often returns to visit from nearby Oak Park, IL. More info:



Do you believe that after this election, the Republican Party will have become so irreconcilably divided that it will split into two different parties?

Getting poll results. Please wait...