Classic Haiku: A Master's Selection

Classic Haiku: A Master's Selection

by Yuzuru Miura
     
 

Sparrows
Playing hide-and-seek
Among the tea blossoms.

—Kobayashi Issa


Haiku, the traditional Japanese verse form composed of seventeen syllables, can express a dramatic scene or philosophical idea in a single line of verse. In this collection, haiku poet Yuzuru Miura has selected and translated poems by past masters such as Basho and…  See more details below

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Sparrows
Playing hide-and-seek
Among the tea blossoms.

—Kobayashi Issa


Haiku, the traditional Japanese verse form composed of seventeen syllables, can express a dramatic scene or philosophical idea in a single line of verse. In this collection, haiku poet Yuzuru Miura has selected and translated poems by past masters such as Basho and Buson, as well as haiku by contemporary poets. Fireflies, pheasants, a summer shower, winter snow, camellias—all the favorite haiku subjects are included among the one hundred poems of this impressive anthology. Classic Haiku evokes the peace and serenity of the Japanese way of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462903153
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
04/15/1992
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
120
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Oscar Ratti and Adele Westbrook met at Columbia University in New York, where he was doing graduate work in classical languages and she studying philosophy. Both share a longtime interest in the thought and rituals of ancient civilizations. Experts on the Japanese warrior arts and ethos, they were also the authors of Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere.

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