Haiku: One Breath Poetry
Heian, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 71 pages
"Haiku should be written as swiftly as a woodcutter fells a tree or a swordsman leaps at a dangerous enemy." Basho, the father of haiku poetry, was of samurai stock himself and so wrote these words from experience.
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Haiku in English
The History of Haiku
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