Manual The River of Heaven: The Haiku of Basho, Buson, Issa, and Shiki

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No Downloads. Views Total views. Actions Shares. Embeds 0 No embeds. Showing of 8 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I love poetry, especially Haiku. I have tried, in the past, to read some books with explanations attached to the poems, and was sorely disappointed. Robert Aitken gave each poem an explanation, and instead of detracting for the poem, expanded it.

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For those who just want the haiku, and I know there are some out there, the explanation is below the poem, and easily skipped. Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. I wish I could meet Robert Aitken, but he's at "rest in the vast unknown". He did leave imprints on this world; I've been using the web to learn more of his life and teaching.

He passed before finishing the final editing, which was done by those who cared for him. The Japanese originals of the haiku are given only in romanization and are not an important part of the book. The sense I have of the man is that he would smile at page 12, where "kaze no oto" - the sound of the wind?

It's not a waste of time. I find the haiku quoted often mundane, and the commentary is sometimes helpful. I'm just reading the last third now, hoping it gets better.

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It's not a waste of time, even though I'm fairly knowledgeable in haiku. A beginner would find it helpful. The Zen Wave is better. Aitken is quite an authority on haiku and Zen, which is really the same, I think. A Zen Buddhist friend speaking of the the few enlightened. But they need a great translator. Robert Aitken is. Haiku is a way to find the emptiness, eternity of the moment.

The River of Heaven: The Haiku of Basho, Buson, Issa, and Shiki - Robert Aitken - Google Książki

For those who love haiku this book is a must to read Each poem is explained in detail with a lot of information that one could find to be very interesting. Fascinating comments on haiku by the greatest haiku poets of Japan, by an American Zen master. When I buy a haiku book, I want just haiku--not any writing talking about the haiku or discussion or analysis of it. What Robert Aitken does in this book is talk a lot about the few haiku in the book.

For this reason, I would not recommend this book. However, if you want to read about someone's thoughts about haiku, you may wantt to get it. Format: Kindle Edition. The amazing art of mindfulness expressed in the Japanese poetry style of Haiku by the greatest masters of Japan, Basho, Buson, Issa, and Shiki. See all 8 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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