Joanne Kyger

(19 November 1934)

Best Poem of Joanne Kyger

Night Palace

'The best thing about the past

is that it's over'

when you die.

you wake up

from the dream

that's your life.


Then you grow up

and get to be post human

in a past that keeps happening

ahead of you



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Buddhism Without A Book

Well, you had to find it some
where another person passed simplicity
on to you, the practice of some syllables
the position of a seated body and you believe
a lineage of recognition of `mind'

not perfect, but intimate
with suffering
and the futility of maintaining

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