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The Sound of Water: Haiku by Basho, Buson, Issa, and Other Poets
     

The Sound of Water: Haiku by Basho, Buson, Issa, and Other Poets

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by Sam Hamill (Translator), Kaji Aso (Illustrator)
 

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Here are more than two hundred of the best haiku of Japanese literature translated by one of America’s premier poet-translators. The haiku is one of the most popular and widely recognized poetic forms in the world. In just three lines a great haiku presents a crystalline moment of image, emotion, and awareness. This illustrated collection includes haiku by

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Here are more than two hundred of the best haiku of Japanese literature translated by one of America’s premier poet-translators. The haiku is one of the most popular and widely recognized poetic forms in the world. In just three lines a great haiku presents a crystalline moment of image, emotion, and awareness. This illustrated collection includes haiku by the great masters from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century.

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"The Zen aesthetic, so often imitated, is presented here without embellishment—full of earthy humor, poignant description, and subtle spirituality."—The Bloomsbury Review

"This is an enjoyable collection . . . and perfect for a Christmas stocking."—The Japan Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570620195
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
11/14/2006
Series:
Centaur Editions Series
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 4.96(h) x 0.38(d)

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The Sound of Water: Haiku by Basho, Buson, Issa, and Other Poets 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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IwaIniki More than 1 year ago
Disappointed the book did not contain one of Basho's famous Haiku's. "In a world of one color, The sound of wind." This is one of my favorites. The book was too limited.
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