On Love and Barley: Haiku of Basho

Matsuo Basho (Author) Lucien Stryk (Translator)
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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.

Product Details

Price
£7.99  £7.43
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date
29 August 1985
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780140444599
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