Andrew Schelling

Andrew Schelling is a poet and translator. He recently edited Love and the Turning Seasons: India’s Poetry of Spiritual & Erotic Longing, and has a volume of poems from Bhartrihari (ca. 7th century) forthcoming from Shambhala Publications. He teaches at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

Magazine Arts & Culture

Whirling Petals, Windblown Leaves

“It was unthinkable that a poem should get no reply.” This sentence from The Tale of Genji, Japan’s profoundly melancholy Buddhist novel written around the year 1000 by Murasaki Shikibu, marks the formalization of a particular approach to poetry. Poem responding to poem seems the basis of Murasaki’s worldview. Her book includes nearly eight hundred […]

By Andrew Schelling

Magazine Arts & Culture

Shall We Offer Flowers?

Bitter buffaloberrydevil’s club, tangled dogtoothnarrowleaf arrowheadWhat are the lineages of life?ground water, radiant heat—listen, they form the underlying beatof the watershed,gifts with no motive the way of the ancientsskyrocket chicory bluestemfew-flowered shooting starIndian pipeall the paradise you need’s outside your doorthe medicine Buddha wears a lapis lazuli headdressfeathers & turquoise beadscan you give thanks with […]

By Andrew Schelling
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