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Haiku
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Haiku

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Composed of 17 syllables, haiku can convey the essence of an emotion, a fleeting moment in nature, or a throwaway comment. This is a selection of 60 classic haiku by masters such as Basho and features an explanatory introduction to the form and brief biographical notes of major authors.

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Composed of 17 syllables, haiku can convey the essence of an emotion, a fleeting moment in nature, or a throwaway comment. This is a selection of 60 classic haiku by masters such as Basho and features an explanatory introduction to the form and brief biographical notes of major authors.

Japanese haiku has for many centuries been a much-loved form of poetry. Composed of 17 syllables, it can convey the essence of an emotion, a fleeting moment in nature, or a throwaway comment. This collection is a selection of 60 classic haiku by masters such as Basho, Kyoshi and Shiki, arranged by season and covering all the most popular subjects. The text features an introduction explaining the background to Japanese haiku and a short biographical note about each of the major poets. It should serve as an introduction to the treasures of Japanese poetry and art.

Author: David Cobb

David Cobb is president of the British Haiku Society. His haiku have appeared widely in anthologies and won a number of international awards. He is the editor of The Genius of Haiku: readings from R.H.Blyth, The Haiku Kit and co-editor of The Iron Book of British Haiku.

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: British Museum Press (November 11, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714124018
9780714124018

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