Adagio for Su Tung-p'o: Poems on How Consciousness Uses Flesh to Float Through Space/Time (Paperback)
The ancient Chinese poets loved ambiguity, loved paradox, and would have loved the puzzling, reality-defying entanglements that frustrate and fascinate us today. They would have laughed at them, too, while exchanging good wine and poems with each other as they watched the moon rise and be reflected in the hundred rivers flowing through the thousand mountains surrounding them and all the ten thousand things.
Rob Jacques hears these poets, invoking their lines in an adagio - pursuing the metaphysical conjoining of life and love with eternity.
Read and perceive how thin the veneer of science and technology is, how easily it is rubbed away, and how profound the mystery is that flows just beneath it. -from the Preface