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Jane Hirshfield, Buddhist and award winning poet, in the quote below talks about the same need for radical questioning, whether one is meditating or writing poetry:
“To enter the ground of concentration, one begins with the mind of not-knowing. Bowing to a meditation cushion or encountering the moment just before the words begin, there is a moment of dwelling in the turning, of attention palpably greeting emptiness.
Sitting down to zazen or addressing the white page, we call ourselves to this question: Are you here? Who is here? What is here? And begin to answer.”•
Beneath a Single Moon, edited by
Kent Johnson and Craig Paulenich
with introduction by Gary Snyder