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Satori Blues is an extended, Zen-inspired response to writings by teachers of Buddhism & post-Buddhist philosophies. Composed as a stream of thought—at times epigrammatic, philosophical, fragmented, even exclamatory—the poem becomes a concerted movement within a space of meditation, as well as a sustained, psychological record of a yearning towards spiritual truth & ...more
Paperback, 40 pages
Published January 2011 by Softblow Press
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Stream of consciousness poem from one of my favourite Singapore writers.
Lines like the following reflect the meditation:

A mirror is not a home but pale captivity.
For freedom to move, loosen the ropes
of language.
. . .
Disregarding the light in a flickering
leaf; absorbing instead the dark
soul of a tree after a storm's abuse.
. . .
Happiness without. Nothing presents
nothing from passing through.
Nothing after all, to try; nothing,
After all, to do. Listen to what I've said.
If the truth agitates, p
Mirvan  Ereon
I got my own copy from my beloved friend Cyril Wong himself. =P

Reading it now and I will be reviewing it soon!
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CYRIL WONG has been called Singapore's first confessional poet. Author of nine volumes of poetry and a collection of strange tales, his poems are known for their "lyrical intensity" and for "training an almost anthropologically curious eye on the laws and customs of his own family: their strange taciturn ways, their gnomic references to disappointment and guilt, and their penchant for self-delusio ...more
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