Haiku

Author: Stephen Addiss
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822344
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This celebration of what is perhaps the most influential of all poetic forms takes haiku back to its Japanese roots, beginning with poems by the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters Basho, Busson, and Issa, and going all the way up to the late twentieth century to provide a survey of haiku through the centuries, in all its minimalist glory. The translators have balanced faithfulness to the Japanese with an appreciation of the unique spirit of each poem to create English versions that evoke the joy and wonder of the originals with the same astonishing economy of language. An introduction by the translators and short biographies of the poets are included. Reproductions of woodblock prints and paintings accompany the poems.

Love Poems From The Japanese

Author: Sam Hamill
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1570629765
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A collection of verse--drawn from classical, medieval, and modern sources--translated from Japanese covers lines about spirituality, love, lust, and many other themes. 15,000 first printing.

Haiku Mind

Author: Patricia Donegan
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822351
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Haiku, the Japanese form of poetry written in just three lines, can be miraculous in its power to articulate the profundity of the simplest moment—and for that reason haiku can be a useful tool for bringing us to a heightened awareness of our lives. Here, the poet Patricia Donegan shares her experience of the haiku form as a way of insight that anyone can use to slow down and uncover the beauty of ordinary moments. She presents 108 haiku poems—on themes such as honesty, transience, and compassion—and offers commentary on each as an impetus to meditation and as a key to unlocking the wonder in what we find right before us.

Only Companion

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Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834824973
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Written by court princesses, exiled officials, Zen priests, and recluses, the 150 poems translated here represent the rich diversity of Japan’s poetic tradition. Varying in tone from the sensuous and erotic to the profoundly spiritual, each poem captures a sense of the poignant beauty and longing known only in the fleeting experience of the moment. The translator has selected these five-line tanka—one of the great traditional verse forms of Japanese literature—from sources ranging from the classical imperial anthologies of the eighth and tenth centuries to works of the early twentieth century.

The Erotic Spirit

Author: Sam Hamill
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834823976
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This extraordinary collection of poems—covering thirty centuries of poetry from around the world—celebrates the erotic spirit in all its forms, from the passion of sexual desire to the intense longing for spiritual union. Beginning with anonymous Egyptian love songs from the fifteenth century BCE and continuing up to today's finest poets, the book draws on a broad range of cultural and spiritual traditions, including ancient Greek and Roman erotic poems, ecstatic Sufi songs, Chinese elegies for lost lovers, and bawdy English satires. Many of the poems are presented here in new translations by the editor, Sam Hamill, one of America's premier poet translators.

The Poetry Of Zen

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Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834825086
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A Zen poem is nothing other than an expression of the enlightened mind, a handful of simple words that disappear beneath the moment of insight to which it bears witness. Poetry has been an essential aid to Zen Buddhist practice from the dawn of Zen—and Zen has also had a profound influence on the secular poetry of the countries in which it has flourished. Here, two of America’s most renowned poets and translators provide an overview of Zen poetry from China and Japan in all its rich variety, from the earliest days to the twentieth century. Included are works by Lao Tzu, Han Shan, Li Po, Dogen Kigen, Saigyo, Basho, Chiao Jan, Yuan Mei, Ryokan, and many others. Hamill and Seaton provide illuminating introductions to the Chinese and Japanese sections that set the poets and their work in historical and philosophical context. Short biographies of the poets are also included.

Love Haiku

Author: Patricia Donegan
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781611801880
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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.

The Moon In The Pines

Author: Jonathan Clements
Publisher: Viking Press
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Illustrated with Japanese paintings, this evocative anthology of Japanese Zen haiku poetry includes the works of classical masters, including Sokan, Chiyo-Ni, Soseki, and Basho, along with poetry by modern-day writers, all organized according to the themes of Dawn, Daylight, Dusk, and Moonlight.

The Classic Tradition Of Haiku

Author: Faubion Bowers
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486113337
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DIVUnique collection spans over 400 years (1488–1902) of haiku by greatest masters: Basho, Issa, Shiki, many more. Translated by top-flight scholars. Foreword and many informative notes to the poems. /div

The Art Of Haiku

Author: Stephen Addiss
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834827980
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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.