Hermeneutic and Buddhist Meditations
Edited By David W. Jardine, Christopher Gilham and Graham McCaffrey
Chapter Nineteen: Fragment Four: “And Yet, and Yet”
Fragment Four: “And Yet, AND Yet”
CHRISTOPHER GILHAM, DAVID W. JARDINE & GRAHAM MCCAFFREY
DJ: If I may, attached are two poems written by Judson Innes (see Chapters 4 and 15). I think both of these pieces are absolutely brilliant and breathtaking, and they linger nearby our topic in ways that I find illuminating. Time and the predator’s talon strike, and then those suffering calling up to the creators: “we are here; we are here.” Two lovely things that will only take up two pages, but that will give a lilt to the voice of suffering.
CG: Thanks David. I read these poems several times over because of where they took me in my thinking and imagining…almost Koan-like and I think very much related to this work. Timely for me too…just got word two days ago that my Sensei in Japan is dying…been thinking about flying there to say goodbye but it is not the Japanese way though I have been told he would like to see me. He is at home, in his bed most of the time…stomach cancer and it seems the hospital sent him home but he may have wanted to be home as well… At the end of a letter he wrote the following: “Please do not worry. This is how I am now.” Those words have been deeply echoing in me these past two days…brewing, like a yet to come...
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