She grew up amidst her country’s ruins Her mother’s hands were thin, the soil was dry Few clothes for her younger siblings, no blankets She was just fifteen or so—the full-moon age Now in the cold nights the incense fades Her father stands like an otherworldly statue Twenty years old, the long nights of a […]
About Tue Sy
Tue Sy was born in 1943 in Laos. He became a monk at a very early age. In addition to his poetry, he has published books on Zen, the philosophy of Sunyata, and Du Fu. A well-known dissident in Vietnam, he remains one of the foremost scholars of Buddhism in the country.