A Zen Wave: Basho's Haiku & Zen - By: Robert Atkin
A Zen Wave: Basho's Haiku & Zen By Robert Atkin
SECOND PRINTING. 1982. Good Condition with underlining and notations in pencil and ink throughout the book. Cover is in Good Condition with light amount of wear. Promptly shipping in bubble wrap with free tracking/delivery confirmation to help ensure safe delivery
The author’s approach in this volume is to show a relationship between the haiku poetic form and Zen Buddhism. He achieves this by reviewing Basho’s (and other poets) poems and provides commentary about the specific poem and how it relates to Zen.
This 192 page volume is organized into 26 short chapters. The introduction gives a brief overview of Basho’s life and the development of the haiku poetry form. Some of the material covered in the chapters is as follows: The old pond, the mountain path, autumn in Kiso, wisteria flowers, Quail, suma in summer, that, that’s interesting, the shepherd’s purse, this road, the morning glory and the butterfly and many other poems. There is also a glossary of selected terms and Japanese equivalents of Chinese names.
- Paperback:128 pages
- Publisher:Weatherhill; 1st edition (April 1979)
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight:12 ounces