Shambhala: May 2014
Quintessential classical Japanese haiku--selected and translated by one of America's premier poet-translators--now available in a pocket edition.
In this collection of haiku, translator Sam Hamill has compiled the best from the tradition, spanning the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries, with particular focus on the three great masters: Bashō, Buson, and Issa. Based on images from nature, the poems address the themes of joy, temporality, beauty, wonder, loneliness, and loss.
Haiku may be the most popular and widely recognizable poetic form in the world. In just three lin... View More...