Classic Haiku

This essential collection of Japanese poetry contains nearly two hundred haiku by the four most celebrated haiku masters of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, as well as a delightful seasonal interlude by several other leading haiku poets ...

Author: Tom Lowenstein

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ISBN: 1627950486

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This essential collection of Japanese poetry contains nearly two hundred haiku by the four most celebrated haiku masters of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, as well as a delightful seasonal interlude by several other leading haiku poets.Sometimes known as the Great Four of haiku poetry, Basho, Buson, Issa, and Shiki began mastering the subtle craft of the haiku as far back as 1670, capturing fleeting moments from life and nature with almost photographic clarity in just 17 Japanese syllables. Although thoroughly steeped in Japanese culture, history and philosophical tradition, the elegant, profound and highly accessible haiku has nevertheless transcended the bounds of its cultural heritage to become one of the most celebrated and widely translated poetic forms in the world. Featuring gorgeous accompanying images by renowned photographer John Cleare and an in-depth introduction by noted anthropologist and poet Tom Lowenstein, this volume combines literal translation with literary interpretation, expert commentary and evocative images to bring these poems to life in a way that is fully accessible to the modern reader while remaining faithful to the crisp visual nature of the haiku form.Including a deluxe cloth cover with a foil blocked sticker and a removable insight card with instructions on how to craft your very own haiku, this comprehensive and beautifully packaged collection is the perfect gift for the poetry lover in your life.
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Japanese Haiku Poems

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Author: Peter Washington

Publisher: Everyman Paperback Classics

ISBN: 1841597554

Category: Haiku

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Japanese Death Poems

"A wonderful introduction the Japanese tradition of jisei, this volume is crammed with exquisite, spontaneous verse and pithy, often hilarious, descriptions of the eccentric and committed monastics who wrote the poems." —Tricycle: The ...

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Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462916498

Category: Poetry

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"A wonderful introduction the Japanese tradition of jisei, this volume is crammed with exquisite, spontaneous verse and pithy, often hilarious, descriptions of the eccentric and committed monastics who wrote the poems." —Tricycle: The Buddhist Review Although the consciousness of death is, in most cultures, very much a part of life, this is perhaps nowhere more true than in Japan, where the approach of death has given rise to a centuries-old tradition of writing jisei, or the "death poem." Such a poem is often written in the very last moments of the poet's life. Hundreds of Japanese death poems, many with a commentary describing the circumstances of the poet's death, have been translated into English here, the vast majority of them for the first time. Yoel Hoffmann explores the attitudes and customs surrounding death in historical and present-day Japan and gives examples of how these have been reflected in the nation's literature in general. The development of writing jisei is then examined—from the longing poems of the early nobility and the more "masculine" verses of the samurai to the satirical death poems of later centuries. Zen Buddhist ideas about death are also described as a preface to the collection of Chinese death poems by Zen monks that are also included. Finally, the last section contains three hundred twenty haiku, some of which have never been assembled before, in English translation and romanized in Japanese.
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My First Book of Haiku Poems

**Chosen for 2020 NCTE Notable Poetry Books and Verse Novels List** **Winner of 2020 Northern Lights Book Award for Poetry** **Winner of 2019 Skipping Stones Honor Awards** My First Book of Haiku Poems introduces children to inspirational ...

Author: Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462920693

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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My First Book of Haiku Poems introduces children to inspirational works of poetry and art that speak of our connection to the natural world, and that enhance their ability to see an entire universe in the tiniest parts of it. Each of these 20 classic poems by Issa, Shiki, Basho, and other great haiku masters is paired with a stunning original painting that opens a door to the world of a child's imagination. A fully bilingual children's book, My First Book of Haiku Poems includes the original versions of the Japanese poems (in Japanese script and Romanized form) on each page alongside the English translation to form a complete cultural experience. Each haiku poem is accompanied by a "dreamscape" painting by award-winning artist Tracy Gallup that will be admired by children and adults alike. Commentaries offer parents and teachers ready-made "food for thought" to share with young readers and stimulate a conversation about each work.
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Haiku

The graceful, evocative haiku featured here were composed by the renowned Japanese haiku masters of the past four hundred years, including Matsuo Bash, Taniguchi Buson, and Kobayashi Issa.

Author: Judith Patt

Publisher: Pomegranate

ISBN: 0764956108

Category: Art

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The strictest and purest of poetic forms, the Japanese haiku contains in its seventeen sound characters (on) a reference to a season as well as a distinct pause or interruption. Cherry blossoms and swallows might refer to spring; red maple leaves and deer usually imply autumn. These seasonal allusions emphasize the essence of haiku: nature and its ephemeral beauty. The graceful, evocative haiku featured here were composed by the renowned Japanese haiku masters of the past four hundred years, including Matsuo Bash, Taniguchi Buson, and Kobayashi Issa. The deceptively simple poemsrendered in English with Japanese calligraphies and transliterationsare paired with exquisite eighteenth- or nineteenth-century paintings and ukiyo-e prints and twentieth-century shin hanga woodcuts from the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada. With their depth and delicacy, wide range of subtle hues, and time-honored focus on landscapes, birds, and flowers, these artworkslike their haiku counterpartsquietly capture a moment in time. Haiku: Japanese Art and Poetry presents thirty-five pairs of poems and images, organized seasonally. The Introduction details the origin and development of haiku, the lives of the most famous poets, and the obstacles faced when translating the concise yet complex lines.
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The Life and Zen Haiku Poetry of Santoka Taneda

This book tells the fascinating story of his life, liberally sprinkled with more than 300 of his poems and extracts from his essays and journals—compiled by his best friend and biographer Sumita Oyama and elegantly translated by William ...

Author: Oyama Sumita

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462922321

Category: Poetry

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The fascinating and quirky biography of a disheveled poet, skillfully interwoven with his original works. Zen monk Santoka Taneda (1882–1940) is one of Japan's most beloved modern poets, famous for his "free-verse" haiku, the dominant style today. This book tells the fascinating story of his life, liberally sprinkled with more than 300 of his poems and extracts from his essays and journals—compiled by his best friend and biographer Oyama Sumita and elegantly translated by William Scott Wilson. Santoka was a literary prodigy, but a notoriously disorganized human being. By his own admission, he was incapable of doing anything other than wandering the countryside and writing verses. Although Santoka married and had a son, he devoted his life to poetry, studying Zen, drinking sake and wandering the length and breadth of the Japanese islands on foot, as a mendicant monk. The poet's life alternated between long periods of solitary retreat and restless travel, influenced by his tragic childhood. When not on the road, he lived in simple grass huts supported by friends and family. Santoka was a lively conversationalist who was often found so drunk he could only make it home with the help of a friendly neighbor or passerby. But above all, throughout his life, he wrote constantly; poetry and essays flowed from him effortlessly. Santoka's eccentric style of haiku is highly regarded in Japan today for being truly modern and free from formal constraints. His journals and essays are equally thought-provoking—the musings of an unkempt but supremely self-conscious mind on everything from writing to cooking rice and his failure to live a more orderly life. This translation and its introduction are by best-selling author William Scott Wilson, whose other works include The Book of Five Rings and The Lone Samurai. Wilson provides sensitive renditions of the haiku illustrating Santoka's life as well as an extensive introduction to the influences on Santoka's work, from contemporary haiku poets and his Buddhist teachers. Alongside the book, readers have access to a two-hour online audio recording of 331 of Santoka Taneda's haiku, read in Japanese by a native speaker, and in English.
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Basho s Haiku

Basho's Haiku offers the most comprehensive translation yet of the poetry of Japanese writer Matsuo Basho (1644–1694), who is credited with perfecting and popularizing the haiku form of poetry.

Author: Matsuo Basho

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791484654

Category: Religion

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A wonderful new translation of the poetry of Basho—Zen monk, poet of nature, and master of the haiku form. Basho's Haiku offers the most comprehensive translation yet of the poetry of Japanese writer Matsuo Basho (1644–1694), who is credited with perfecting and popularizing the haiku form of poetry. One of the most widely read Japanese writers, both within his own country and worldwide, Basho is especially beloved by those who appreciate nature and those who practice Zen Buddhism. Born into the samurai class, Basho rejected that world after the death of his master and became a wandering poet and teacher. During his travels across Japan, he became a lay Zen monk and studied history and classical poetry. His poems contained a mystical quality and expressed universal themes through simple images from the natural world. David Landis Barnhill's brilliant book strives for literal translations of Basho's work, arranged chronologically in order to show Basho's development as a writer. Avoiding wordy and explanatory translations, Barnhill captures the brevity and vitality of the original Japanese, letting the images suggest the depth of meaning involved. Barnhill also presents an overview of haiku poetry and analyzes the significance of nature in this literary form, while suggesting the importance of Basho to contemporary American literature and environmental thought. David Landis Barnhill is Director of Environmental Studies and Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. He is the coeditor (with Roger S. Gottlieb) of Deep Ecology and World Religions: New Essays on Sacred Ground, also published by SUNY Press, and the editor of At Home on the Earth: Becoming Native to Our Place: A Multicultural Anthology.
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The Art of Haiku

Here one of the leading haiku scholars of the West takes us on a tour of haiku poetry’s evolution, providing along the way a wealth of examples of the poetry and the art inspired by it.

Author: Stephen Addiss

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590308868

Category: Poetry

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In the past hundred years, haiku has gone far beyond its Japanese origins to become a worldwide phenomenon—with the classic poetic form growing and evolving as it has adapted to the needs of the whole range of languages and cultures that have embraced it. This proliferation of the joy of haiku is cause for celebration—but it can also compel us to go back to the beginning: to look at haiku’s development during the centuries before it was known outside Japan. This in-depth study of haiku history begins with the great early masters of the form—like Basho, Buson, and Issa—and goes all the way to twentieth-century greats, like Santoka. It also focuses on an important aspect of traditional haiku that is less known in the West: haiku art. All the great haiku masters created paintings (called haiga) or calligraphy in connection with their poems, and the words and images were intended to be enjoyed together, enhancing each other, and each adding its own dimension to the reader’s and viewer’s understanding. Here one of the leading haiku scholars of the West takes us on a tour of haiku poetry’s evolution, providing along the way a wealth of examples of the poetry and the art inspired by it.
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Write Your Own Haiku for Kids

This book includes chapters on: Your first haiku—how to get started writing this classic form of poetry Haiku about Nature—a traditional element in haiku Haibun—Haiku with a short story Haiga—Haiku with a drawing Renga—Haiku that ...

Author: Patricia Donegan

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 0804849293

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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In this fun Japanese children's book, kids will learn to create haiku—elegant and simplistic Japanese poems. Haiku is a uniquely Japanese form of poetry that uses vivid words and imagery to capture a feeling or a moment in just three lines. Short but powerful, haiku poems are easy and fun to write and share with your friends. Haiku has become increasingly popular in school curriculums around the world, particularly among teachers introducing students to the art of poetry as well as Asian history and heritage. The activities in this haiku-for-kids book will show you how to create haiku and will help you to think up meaningful words and images with which you can write beautiful poetry. Write Your Own Haiku For Kids introduces four styles of haiku to readers with clear explanations and numerous examples. This book includes chapters on: Your first haiku—how to get started writing this classic form of poetry Haiku about Nature—a traditional element in haiku Haibun—Haiku with a short story Haiga—Haiku with a drawing Renga—Haiku that you write together with friends The study and creation of haiku is a great way to have fun with both writing and reading poetry while exploring remarkable aspects of Japanese culture.
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Haiku Illustrated

In this beautiful new edition, each poem is presented in Japanese script, along with romanized Japanese (romaji) and an English translation.

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ISBN: 1838860436

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Haiku Illustrated features 90 classic poems from four poets - Matsuo Bashō, Yosa Buson, Kobayashi Issa and Masaoka Shiki - which range across more than 200 years of Japanese poetry. There are few rules to haiku, but they are strict: 17 phonetic sounds, a sense of cutting images or ideas, and a reference to a season. From those restrictions, poets have written about many things, from the year's first blossom to aging, from mosquitoes humming to insects singing, from catching one's shadow to crossing a stream in the summer. In this beautiful new edition, each poem is presented in Japanese script, along with romanized Japanese (romaji) and an English translation. Every few spreads an artwork illustrates an aspect of the poem, such as the traditional Japanese cherry blossom, Mount Fuji, or village life. Beautifully produced in traditional Chinese binding and with a timeless design, Haiku Illustrated is an expert introduction and celebration of one of the most beautiful and accessible forms of poetry in the world.
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To Walk in Seasons

To Walk in Seasons is designed to help the beginner discover haiku for himself, and eventually create his own haiku poems.

Author: William Howard Cohen

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462912117

Category: Poetry

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To Walk in Seasons is designed to help the beginner discover haiku for himself, and eventually create his own haiku poems. It includes a lively and sensitive introduction on the nature of haiku. For individual study, or for use in the classroom, it also contains a study guide aimed at recreating the thought processes behind this terse, concentrated form. Mr. Cohen's poetry like his anthology illuminates poetic experience: To walk in seasons is to discover what's inside a split instant To walk in seasons; passing through a dry gate into a rainstorm. To walk in seasons is to wake and find you really are. Mr. Cohen's haiku and other poems have appeared in many well-known literary periodicals such as Literature East and West and American Haiku. He is the author of The Hill Way Home and A House in the Country, and his works have been praised by such eminent poets as Peter Viereck and Mark Van Doren. (He was elected in 1963 to membership in the Poetry Society of America) Mr. Cohen won the title of United States Olympic Poet, representing the United States in Mexico City in 1968, and in 1969 he honored at the World Congress of Poets in Manila.
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Basho

Scrupulously annotated notes accompany each poem; and a glossary and two indexes fill out the volume. Reichhold notes that, "Basho was a genius with words.

Author: Matsuo Basho

Publisher: Vertical Inc

ISBN: 9781568365374

Category: Poetry

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Basho stands today as Japan’s most renowned writer, and one of the most revered. Wherever Japanese literature, poetry or Zen are studied, his oeuvre carries weight. Every new student of haiku quickly learns that Basho was the greatest of the Old Japanese Masters. Yet despite his stature, Basho’s complete haiku have not been collected into a single volume. Until now. To render the writer’s full body of work into English, Jane Reichhold, an American haiku poet and translator, dedicated over ten years of work. In Basho: The Complete Haiku, she accomplishes the feat with distinction. Dividing his creative output into seven periods of development, Reichhold frames each period with a decisive biographical sketch of the poet’s travels, creative influences and personal triumphs and defeats. Scrupulously annotated notes accompany each poem; and a glossary and two indexes fill out the volume. Reichhold notes that, "Basho was a genius with words." He obsessively sought out the right word for each phrase of the succinct seventeen-syllable haiku, seeking the very essence of experience and expression. With equal dedication, Reichhold sought the ideal translations. As a result, Basho: The Complete Haiku is likely to become the essential work on this brilliant poet and will stand as the most authoritative book on the subject for many years to come. Original sumi-e ink drawings by artist Shiro Tsujimura complement the haiku throughout the book.
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On Haiku

In On Haiku, Hiroaki Sato explores the many styles and genres of haiku on both sides of the Pacific, from the classical haiku of Basho, Issa, and Zen monks, to modern haiku about swimsuits and atomic bombs, to the haiku of famous American ...

Author: Hiroaki Sato

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811227421

Category: Poetry

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Everything you want to know about haiku written by one of the foremost experts in the field and the “finest translator of contemporary Japanese poetry into American English” (Gary Snyder) Who doesn’t love haiku? It is not only America’s most popular cultural import from Japan but also our most popular poetic form: instantly recognizable, more mobile than a sonnet, loved for its simplicity and compression, as well as its ease of composition. Haiku is an ancient literary form seemingly made for the Twittersphere—Jack Kerouac and Langston Hughes wrote them, Ezra Pound and the Imagists were inspired by them, Hallmark’s made millions off them, first-grade students across the country still learn to write them. But what really is a haiku? Where does the form originate? Who were the original Japanese poets who wrote them? And how has their work been translated into English over the years? The haiku form comes down to us today as a cliché: a three-line poem of 5-7-5 syllables. And yet its story is actually much more colorful and multifaceted. And of course to write a good one can be as difficult as writing a Homeric epic—or it can materialize in an instant of epic inspiration. In On Haiku, Hiroaki Sato explores the many styles and genres of haiku on both sides of the Pacific, from the classical haiku of Basho, Issa, and Zen monks, to modern haiku about swimsuits and atomic bombs, to the haiku of famous American writers such as J. D. Salinger and Allen Ginsburg. As if conversing over beers in your favorite pub, Sato explains everything you wanted to know about the haiku in this endearing and pleasurable book, destined to be a classic in the field.
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My First Book of Haiku Poetry

This volume contains 20 classic poems by great haiku masters, each paired with a stunning original painting by Gallup that both portrays and inspires a child's imagination.

Author: Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen

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ISBN: 4805315156

Category: Haiku

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This volume contains 20 classic poems by great haiku masters, each paired with a stunning original painting by Gallup that both portrays and inspires a child's imagination. Fully bilingual, the book presents the original versions in Japanese script and Romanized form alongside the English translation. Full color.
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Haiku

The activities in this book will show the seven keys to creating your own haiku and will help you to get started, think up memorable words and images, and write the three short lines that make up a great haiku.

Author: Patricia Donegan

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462908059

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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In this multicultural children's book, readers will learn to create haiku—elegant and simple Japanese poems. Haiku uses images from nature to make a statement or capture a moment. Haiku are short, but powerful expressions—making them easy and fun to write and share with your friends. The activities in this book will show the seven keys to creating your own haiku, and will help you to get started, think up memorable words and images, and write the three short lines that make up a great haiku. With clear expressions and many examples, this is a great way to have fun while you explore the fascinating aspect of Japanese culture. Kids will learn to write: Their first haiku Haiku about nature Haibun—haiku with a short story Haiga—haiku with a drawing Renga—haiku written to friends. About the Series: The Asian Arts & Crafts for Creative Kids series is the first series, aimed at readers ages 7-12, that provides a fun and educational introduction to Asian culture and art. Through hands on projects readers will explore each art—engaging in activities to gain a better understanding of each form.
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Haiku Poems

In Haiku Poems, author AshiAkira shares a collection of nearly five hundred haiku poems written originally in English, calling them “haiku poems” specifically to distinguish them from the originally Japanese form.

Author: Ashi Akira

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781483468457

Category: Poetry

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As a form of poetry, haiku has today gained worldwide popularity. But this form widely varies outside Japan. Originally, haiku was written in accordance with certain rules, which are difficult to follow in non-Japanese writing. In Haiku Poems, author AshiAkira shares a collection of nearly five hundred haiku poems written originally in English, calling them “haiku poems” specifically to distinguish them from the originally Japanese form. His goal is to make them as close as possible to the core interest and meaning of Japanese haiku, despite the differences that arise from writing in English. These poems thus follow the five-seven-five syllable rule, albeit loosely, and focus on our connection with nature. In doing so, they serve as a reference to the long history of Japanese poetry, with a unique view on the present. White sails in blue sky, Solemn flyby of seagulls. Sunglasses and smile.
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Love Haiku

A treasury of romantic and sensuous haiku includes translations of the works of masters Basho, Buson and Issa as well as a selection of contemporary Japanese poets, in a volume that is complemented by evocative art that blends traditional ...

Author: Patricia Donegan

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781611801880

Category: Poetry

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A treasury of romantic and sensuous haiku includes translations of the works of masters Basho, Buson and Issa as well as a selection of contemporary Japanese poets, in a volume that is complemented by evocative art that blends traditional and western-world motifs.
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Echoes From Deep Within

So embark on this poetic exploration and start listening to the Echoes From Deep Within! “Poetry nectar of my life God talks to me in heavenly whispers I simply ink on paper” - Dr. Manoj Mathur Written in Traditional Japanese Haiku ...

Author: Dr. Manoj Mathur

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781642495409

Category: Poetry

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Dr. Mathur’s Echoes From Deep Within ardently captures human emotions in the rhyme and rhythm of Haiku poetry. Whether it talks about the depths of love or the heights of ego, it emotes the journey of life influenced by anything from family and friends to love and politics through very simple three lines of Haiku. So embark on this poetic exploration and start listening to the Echoes From Deep Within! “Poetry nectar of my life God talks to me in heavenly whispers I simply ink on paper” - Dr. Manoj Mathur Written in Traditional Japanese Haiku style poems (5+7+5) Three simple emotional lines Three lines, deep enough to fathom the soul Poetry that covers Life, Philosophy, Nature, Love and Passion Poems that portray experiences, lessons and feelings in this journey called Life Three lines that would bring out both suffering and blessings This is – Echoes From Deep Withtin I always thought that haiku were made of bamboo, that their rigid form of three lines and seventeen sounds forced our thoughts on fleeting life and changing seasons into a vessel that demanded that we measure the weight and value of what we wrote… – Robert MacMillan Full credit to Dr. Manoj Mathur for helping me see the world from the other end of the telescope, as well as for his affirmation that the form of this old Japanese poem can be stretched in many directions, as can its use… In Dr. Mathur’s collection you will find haiku that fit the traditional definition of what one should be: a meditation on time passing and life-changing and fading, filtered through the metaphor of some kind of meditation on the seasons or a scene in nature… (Full text inside) – Robert MacMillan (Journalist & Writer, New York) Author of “Haiku 61 Revisited: The songs of Bob Dylan, interpreted as haiku.” (Bob Dylan is the Nobel Prize winner in Literature, 2016)
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Japanese Haiku

This is the most authoritative and concise book on Japanese haiku available: what it is, how it developed, and how it is practiced in both Japanese and English.

Author: Kenneth Yasuda

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462901999

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

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This is the most authoritative and concise book on Japanese haiku available: what it is, how it developed, and how it is practiced in both Japanese and English. While many haiku collections are available to Western readers, few books combine both translated haiku with haiku written originally in English, along with an analysis of individual poems and of the haiku form itself. Written by a leading scholar in the field—Kenneth Yasuda was the first American to receive a doctorate in Japanese literature from Tokyo University—Japanese Haiku has been widely acclaimed. This edition is completely repackaged for a digital format, and is the perfect book for lovers of poetry who do not have a solid background in haiku.
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How to Haiku

This haiku book provides an invaluable guide to developing your own haiku-writing skills, with clear explanations, brilliant examples, and innovative writing exercises.

Author: Bruce Ross

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462916757

Category: Literary Collections

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This haiku book provides an invaluable guide to developing your own haiku-writing skills, with clear explanations, brilliant examples, and innovative writing exercises. It also offers an introduction to related Japanese poetic forms including: Senryu—commentaries on human nature that are often humorous or ironic Haibun—short, autobiographical narratives accompanied by a haiku Tanka—imaginative poems full of highly personal, emotional expressions Haiga—drawings accompanied by commentary in haiku form Renga—a collaborative form featuring linked sequences of poetry How to Haiku is a wonderful resource for anyone who wants to try their hand at this precise and poetic form of expression.
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