To the Master Dogen Zenji (1200-1253 AD) single work   poetry   "Dogen came in and sat on the wood platform;"
Issue Details: First known date: 1983 1983
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Affiliation Notes

  • Poem has Asian settings and Buddhist themes.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Younger Australian Poets Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : Hale and Iremonger , 1983 Z52999 1983 anthology poetry Sydney : Hale and Iremonger , 1983 pg. 119-122
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems 1963-1983 Robert Gray , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1985 Z264699 1985 selected work poetry North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1985 pg. 29-32
  • Appears in:
    y Anthology of Australian Religious Poetry Les Murray (editor), Blackburn : Collins Dove , 1986 Z212505 1986 anthology poetry Blackburn : Collins Dove , 1986 pg. 73-75
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems Robert Gray , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 Z425541 1990 selected work poetry North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 pg. 32-35
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry in the Twentieth Century Robert Gray (editor), Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1991 Z27032 1991 anthology poetry Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1991 pg. 372-374
  • Appears in:
    y New and Selected Poems Robert Gray , Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1995 Z284053 1995 selected work poetry Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1995 pg. 33-35
  • Appears in:
    y New Selected Poems Robert Gray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 Z247102 1998 selected work poetry Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 pg. 33-35
  • Appears in:
    y Grass Script : Selected Earlier Poems. Robert Gray , Manchester : Carcanet , 2001 Z942576 2001 selected work poetry The poems in this representative collection were written between 1968 and 1987 and are drawn from Creek Water Journal (1974), Grass Script (1978), The Skylight (1983) and Piano (1988). Manchester : Carcanet , 2001 pg. 21-23
  • Appears in:
    y Windchimes : Asia in Australian Poetry Noel Rowe (editor), Vivian Smith (editor), Canberra : Pandanus Books , 2006 Z1275433 2006 anthology poetry An anthology comprising works by eighty-six Australian poets, from James Brunton Stephens to contemporary writes such as Bronwyn Lea and Michael Brennan, that offer Australian perspectives on Asia. Canberra : Pandanus Books , 2006 pg. 143-146
  • Appears in:
    y Cumulus : Collected Poems Robert Gray , St Kilda : John Leonard Press , 2012 Z1893435 2012 selected work poetry 'This book is a landmark in Australian poetry. For Cumulus, Robert Gray has chosen all he wishes to retain from his eight volumes of poetry, some of it considerably and significantly revised. He has included here a new book, "Nameless Earth", not previously published in Australia.

    'Gray has been a daring and original experimenter in the free verse line, and also at times with traditional forms. Equally, his work is notable for its frequent, uncanny rightness in the creation of images. His thinking shows a remarkable fluency in both Eastern and Western philosophies (Gray has referred to himself as a Buddhist heretic). These are all modernist pathways, and this poetry negotiates them with a lucid, classical temper.

    'Most striking is an ever-alert immediacy—a perception and reflectiveness in the fluid moment. Whether through his sensuous language or his powerful engagement with ideas, Gray's poetry continually opens us to a fresh involvement with the physical world.' (From the publisher's website.)
    St Kilda : John Leonard Press , 2012
    pg. 24-27

Works about this Work

The 'Self' and the 'Other Selves' in Robert Gray's Poetry Evelyn Eli , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Caring Cultures : Sharing Imaginations : Australia and India 2006; (p. 124-130)
Humanism and Sensual Awareness in the Poetry of Robert Gray Dennis Haskell , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 46 no. 3 1986; (p. 261-270)
The 'Self' and the 'Other Selves' in Robert Gray's Poetry Evelyn Eli , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Caring Cultures : Sharing Imaginations : Australia and India 2006; (p. 124-130)
Humanism and Sensual Awareness in the Poetry of Robert Gray Dennis Haskell , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 46 no. 3 1986; (p. 261-270)
Last amended 5 Feb 2013 11:39:51
Settings:
  • Kyoto, Honshu,
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    Japan,
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    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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    China,
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    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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