The Classic Tradition of Haiku: An Anthology
Dover Publications, Sep 24, 1996 - Poetry - 78 pages
A highly distilled form of Japanese poetry, haiku consist of 17 syllables, usually divided among three lines. This unique collection spans over 400 years (1488–1902) of haiku history by the greatest masters: Basho, Issa, Shiki and many more, in translations by top-flight scholars in the field. Editor Faubion Bowers provides a Foreword and many informative notes to the poems.
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Review: The Classic Tradition of Haiku: An AnthologyUser Review - Katiekins - Goodreads
Nice little introduction, includes translations from a variety of authors, some much better than others. One of my favorite haikus: morning glory/ the well-bucket entangled/ I ask for water. Read full review
Review: The Classic Tradition of Haiku: An AnthologyUser Review - Dan - Goodreads
Wonderful cultural notes. I have learned an awful lot more about a poem style I have always loved. Read full review