From: Cold Mt. 2000: Han Shan in the City
(a series of 51 poems)
That renowned scholar
with all his books
thinks he’s important,
three degrees, two cars,
six figure income.
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: