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The Moon in the Pines By Jonathan Clements

The Moon in the Pines
by Jonathan Clements

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An illustrated collection of translations of classical and contemporary Japanese "haiku", the poetic expression of Zen Buddhism. It draws on three centuries of haiku, featuring poets from Basho, Buson and Issa to Shiki, Hakuin, Ikkyu and Chiyo-Ni.
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The Moon in the Pines by Jonathan Clements

An illustrated collection of translations of classical and contemporary Japanese "haiku". This popular art form is the poetic expression of Zen Buddhism. Traditionally, a haiku poem is just 17 syllables long, which requires the poet, like the follower of Zen, to cut through surface appearances to the heart of an experience. In this collection, translator Jonathan Clements seeks to capture the elusive spirituality that enabled the Japanese poets to preserve their experience of the moment in a mere three lines. This collection, drawing on three centuries of haiku, features haiku poets from Basho, Buson and Issa to Shiki, Hakuin, Ikkyu and Chiyo-Ni. The poems are sympathetically illustrated with Japanese prints from the collection at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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GOR002790427
The Moon in the Pines by Jonathan Clements
Jonathan Clements
Sacred wisdom
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
2000-09-27
112
0711215871
9780711215870
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