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Dharmakaya by Paula Meehan
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 9.25" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Publisher Wake Forest University Press
ISBN 1930630042 ISBN13 9781930630048
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More About Paula Meehan
Paula Meehan is the author of Dharmakaya, The Man Who Was Marked by Winter, and Pillow Talk.
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An ability to use words to evoke timeless truths Aug 11, 2002
Dharmakaya (the word is borrowed from "The Tibetan Book of the Dead") is Paula Meehan's fifth and most recent volume of poetry. Hers is an ability to use words to evoke timeless truths as she engages in verse that showcases an Irish feminist sensibility, as well as dialoguing between western poetics and Buddhism. Sudden Rain: I'm no Buddhist: too attached to the world/of my six senses. So in this unexpected shower,/I lift my face to its restorative tattoo,/the exultation of its anvil chime on leaf.//On my tongue I taste the bitter city furled/in each raindrop; and through the sheeted fall of grief/the glittery estate doth like a garment wear/the beauty of the morning; the sweet reek of miso//leached from composting leaves. Last night's dream/of a small man who floated in the branches of an oak/harvesting mistletoe with a golden sickle//I intuit as meaning you'll be tender and never fickle/this winter, though this may be synaesthetic/nonsense; I've little left to go on, it would seem.