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Satori Blues: A Poem

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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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Jun 30, 2013 mm rated it really liked it
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
...more
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Apr 15, 2016 Victoria rated it really liked it
Lovely stream of consciousness poem by one of my favourite singapore poets!!! I've only been introduced to local Singaporean poetry recently and I must say some are really amazing! Like this little meditative gem of a poem. :')
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Mar 08, 2012 Mirvan Ereon rated it it was amazing
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 is the Singapore Literature Prize-winning author of a dozen collections of poetry, including Unmarked Treasure (2004), Tilting Our Plates to Catch the Light (2007), The Dictator's Eyebrow (2013), After You (2014) and The Lover’s Inventory (2015). His novel, The Last Lesson of Mrs de Souza (2013), and short story collection, Ten Things My Father Never Taught Me and Other Stories (2014), ...more
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