Poetry Project: 10 bulls

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source: Anadi teaching

The ten bulls or ox-herding pictures are a zen kōan illustrating the stages of  prayerful meditation on the path to enlightenment. They enchanted me when I first learned of them, and years later I’ve made them the subject of a photoart and poetry project. These are the poems so far:

  1. In search of the bull
  2. Discovering the footprints
  3. First sight of the bull

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Some links I liked:

Acknowledgements: the bull in my photoart is by courtesy of Arline Wagner – see her website for more artwork or purchase this print here:
Photography Prints