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

(a series of 51 poems)

Mar. 17, 2013
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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:



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