A Zen Wave: Basho's Haiku and Zen

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Counterpoint Press, Oct 1, 2003 - Poetry - 192 pages
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Zen Buddhism distinguishes itself by brilliant flashes of insight and its terseness of expression. The haiku verse form is a superb means of studying Zen modes of thought and expression, for its seventeen syllables impose a rigorous limitation that confin
 

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Robert Aitken's, A Zen Wave: Basho's Haiku & Zen is an exceptionally fine book on two counts: it is a penetrating commentary on Zen as lived by the poet Basho, and it is an exemplary translation of ... Read full review

Contents

1 The Old Pond 3
3
2 The Mountain Path 8
8
3 Autumn in Kiso 14
14
4 Wisteria Flowers 20
20
5 Quail 25
25
6 Suma in Summer 31
31
7 That 36
36
8 Thats Interesting 43
43
16 Hailstones 85
85
17 The Cricket 92
92
18 Dreams 97
97
19 Cherry Blossoms 102
102
20 The Bagworm 109
109
21 Blossom Viewing 114
114
22 Birds Crying 119
119
23 Miming 125
125

9 The Shepherds Purse 49
49
10 This Road 55
55
11 The Morning Glory and the Butterfly 60
60
12 The FourandaHalfMat Room 65
65
13 Bush Clover and the Moon 71
71
14 The Goi 75
75
15 Traveler 80
80
24 The Beginning of Culture 130
130
25 The Priest and Chrysanthemum Flowers 135
135
26 Net of the Law 139
139
Glossary of Selected Terms 143
143
Notes 145
145
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