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Brimming with insights, and featuring sparkling new translations of 50 of the most superb haikus ever written, this opulent collection captures the spirit of the form and opens up its beauty to a whole new audience. Haiku emerged within a great flowering of Japanese arts a thousand years ago, including calligraphy and ink painting, and haiku blended with them to create poeBrimming with insights, and featuring sparkling new translations of 50 of the most superb haikus ever written, this opulent collection captures the spirit of the form and opens up its beauty to a whole new audience. Haiku emerged within a great flowering of Japanese arts a thousand years ago, including calligraphy and ink painting, and haiku blended with them to create poetry that is as close to the visual image as language can come. These gloriously illustrated pages trace haiku’s most profound, thought-provoking, and imaginative themes, including: Zen Buddhism; the life of the poet; the Japanese court; the cities of Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo, where the style flourished; the beauty of the landscape; the status of women; and the ever-fascinating samurai....

Title : Haiku Inspirations: Poems and Meditations on Nature and Beauty
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ISBN : 9781844833146
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 160 Pages
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Haiku Inspirations: Poems and Meditations on Nature and Beauty Reviews

  • P.J. Bayliss
    2018-12-12 23:36

    Despite being beautifully presented in full color and with plenty of illustrations, this book didn't quite deliver it's full course to my less than discerning palette. I was left almost empty of any inspiration on offer, although quite satiated with historic facts about Japanese culture.'Haiku Inspirations: Poems & Meditations' is crammed with pages of interesting facts, historic stories, and cultural learnings. It's well researched, but sadly presented in a way that stifles any meditative imagination process. And the Haiku content?; merely a spice that's dabbled upon selective pages throughout the volume.If looking for inspiration, odds are you'll benefit from being the zone prior hand. However, if you indulge in the rich historic research it offers, this book might possibly incite a hunger for more.

  • Eden
    2018-11-22 21:02

    This book has lots of colors and quite nice illustrations. I'm not so sure why it is called Haiku Inspirations as it is much more history than inspiration. There were some nice haikus as well and it is a well-researched book, one that is very interesting to read.I didn't find inspiration in this or even meditations. It was still an enjoyable read.

  • Michael
    2018-11-12 23:49

    I found this book to be very informative as far as the history of Japan and haiku. I would have preferred more haiku and less history,but the book did whet my interest to explore the migration of Buddhism from India to China to Japan. Anyone interested in ancient Japan will find this book to be of value.

  • Laura
    2018-12-05 17:50

    If you're looking for some haiku, this book may be a huge disappointment.Even though there are some included, there's much more content about Japanese tradition than haiku themselves.It's a nice book though, the edition is really beautiful and if you're not a great fan of this kind of poetry you might actually prefer to have some intermissions between each piece.

  • Gwendolyn Tan
    2018-11-27 22:52

    A beautifully conceived book that takes you through the history of Japan in short bite-sized paragraphs in order to help you appreciate Haikus and their place in Japanese culture. I particularly enjoyed the paintings and artworks featured in it too. Felt as if I was transported into a different world and I feel inspired to begin composing poetry myself.

  • Carol
    2018-11-25 20:59

    Beautiful book. I only wish it had more haiku. The prose parts were brief and interesting, but there sure were a lot of them. The Haiku book I got in my college days had a lot more haiku, although less prose and less bright color. I will put the books side by side.

  • Diane
    2018-11-29 21:54

    Easy read, bedtime book. Brief overview of Japanese history and culture, highlighting various Japanese poets. I learned there is not just haiku in Japanese poetry. There are cousins.

  • Tyrean
    2018-11-21 16:52

    An excellent blend of history, culture, and haiku - a good beginning to understanding haiku fully.

  • Deborah Schuff
    2018-12-05 18:53

    This beautiful book gives an overview of japanese history/culture and how it has affected haiku over the centuries.

  • Diego CL
    2018-11-28 22:45

    Este libro es de aspectos generales japoneses, los Haikus no son más que ilustraciones a lo largo de él.

  • Badb
    2018-11-21 18:44

    me hubiera gustado que tuviera más haikus,pero aún así, es un libro muy bien cuidado, una edición preciosa.