By Robert Aitken

ISBN-10: 1593760086

ISBN-13: 9781593760083

Zen Buddhism distinguishes itself by way of great flashes of perception and its terseness of expression. The haiku verse shape is a wonderful technique of learning Zen modes of idea and expression, for its seventeen syllables impose a rigorous obstacle that confines the poet to important adventure. the following haiku by way of Bashõ are translated by means of Robert Aitken, with statement that gives a brand new and much deeper knowing of Bashõ’s paintings than ever before.

In offering issues from the haiku and from Zen literature that open the doorways either to the poems and to Zen itself, Aitken has produced the 1st ebook concerning the courting among Zen and haiku. His readers are absolute to locate it priceless for the outstanding revelations it offers.

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