On Love and Barley: Haiku of Basho

On Love and Barley: Haiku of Basho

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by Matsuo Basho
     
 

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Basho, one of the greatest of Japanese poets and the master of haiku, was also a Buddhist monk and a life-long traveller. His poems combine 'karumi', or lightness of touch, with the Zen ideal of oneness with creation. Each poem evokes the natural world - the cherry blossom, the leaping frog, the summer moon or the winter snow - suggesting the smallness of human

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Basho, one of the greatest of Japanese poets and the master of haiku, was also a Buddhist monk and a life-long traveller. His poems combine 'karumi', or lightness of touch, with the Zen ideal of oneness with creation. Each poem evokes the natural world - the cherry blossom, the leaping frog, the summer moon or the winter snow - suggesting the smallness of human life in comparison to the vastness and drama of nature. Basho himself enjoyed solitude and a life free from possessions, and his haiku are the work of an observant eye and a meditative mind, uncluttered by materialism and alive to the beauty of the world around him.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140444599
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1986
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,279,960
Product dimensions:
5.09(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.23(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Basho was born near Kyoto in 1644. A poet and diarist, he spent his youth as companion to the son of the local lord, and with him studied the writing of poetry. In 1667 he moved to Edo (now Tokyo) and continued to write verse. Eventually, he became a recluse. His writings are strongly influenced by the Zen sect of Buddhism. Lucien Stryk is a well-known translator.

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On Love and Barley: Haiku of Basho 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Comes out of his pokeball d he mega evolves.....
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Ectasy
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