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The Heart of Haiku (Kindle Single)

The Heart of Haiku (Kindle Single) By {author, [PDF] The Heart of Haiku (Kindle Single) | by ☆ Jane Hirshfield [PDF] The Heart of Haiku (Kindle Single) | by ☆ Jane Hirshfield - The Heart of Haiku (Kindle Single), The Heart of Haiku Kindle Single In seventeenth century Japan the wandering poet Basho developed haiku a seventeen syllable poetic form now perhaps the most widely written type of poetry in the world Haiku are practiced by poets l

  • Publication date‏:‎ June 20, 2011
  • Language‏:‎ English
  • File size‏:‎ 91 KB
  • Text-to-Speech‏:‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader‏:‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting‏:‎ Enabled
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  • Print length‏:‎ 29 pages
  • Lending‏:‎ Enabled

[PDF] The Heart of Haiku (Kindle Single) | by ☆ Jane Hirshfield, The Heart of Haiku (Kindle Single), Jane Hirshfield, The Heart of Haiku Kindle Single In seventeenth century Japan the wandering poet Basho developed haiku a seventeen syllable poetic form now perhaps the most widely written type of poetry in the world Haiku are practiced by poets lovers and schoolchildren by political haiku twitterers by anyone who has the desire to pin perception and experience into a few quick phrases This essay offers re

The Heart of Haiku (Kindle Single)

[PDF] The Heart of Haiku (Kindle Single) | by ☆ Jane Hirshfield [PDF] The Heart of Haiku (Kindle Single) | by ☆ Jane Hirshfield - The Heart of Haiku (Kindle Single), The Heart of Haiku Kindle Single In seventeenth century Japan the wandering poet Basho developed haiku a seventeen syllable poetic form now perhaps the most widely written type of poetry in the world Haiku are practiced by poets l The Heart of Haiku (Kindle Single)

  • [PDF] The Heart of Haiku (Kindle Single) | by ☆ Jane Hirshfield
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The Heart of Haiku (Kindle Single)

366 thought on “The Heart of Haiku (Kindle Single)

  1. I saw this author speak at an online function and was impressed with her own poetry style and literary advice Since I write scifaiku science fiction themed haiku poetry, I wanted to read her haiku work to gain writing tips Instead, I discovered a down to earth documentary about a famous haiku poet The writing tips by the author for haiku are in the book, but are woven into the life story of Basho It was a delightful and informative read I highly recommend this book to haiku poets everywhere.


  2. This book is about Bash than about haiku per se it s a quick read telling about his life and his relationship to poetry He lived as a wanderer in between spending a few years living in huts built or lent to him by students and admirers He had lots of humor in his work and I bet would have been quite fun to have a couple bottles of saki with.Haiku used to be something co written Someone writes a haiku and it is then given to someone else who writes two seven syllable lines after I am fascinated b [...]


  3. I love the book under review It is easy to read and follow and helps a beginner of Haiku to progress with confidence.Unlike other books which tend to stress the 5 7 5 rule of verse this book opens the opportunity to experiment with a variety of rhyming schemes.I hope readers enjoy the book and developing their haiku as much as I have done.John BarnesBangkok


  4. This is an excellent presentation of the life of Basho and his haiku Basho s reputation as a writer of haiku has remained unsurpassed for generations and the author neither challenges nor diminishes that reputation What I particularly valued was the author addressing Basho s guiding principles which not everyone will be familiar with Chief among them being the poems often have to be worked on to better express the original perception feeling one shouldn t be over concerned about form better to h [...]


  5. Poetry translation cannot be impeccable We find it difficult to feel that palpable otherwise we read the original.Fortunately this book juxtaposes Basho s personal life and his poem so we can bridge the space between languages His life as a wanderer becomes a plaintive poem itself His existence had vanished long time ago but he left behind his insightful interpretation of beings and things Coming to feel infinity in these elusive moments keenly because of that.


  6. I have absolutely no background in poetry, or in arts of any kind As a sporadic dabbler in all things cast in verse, I find this book arresting.The collection of verses in this book, for someone who otherwise does not have a knowledge of haiku, is both overwhelming leaves you wanting Overwhelming because of the possibilities suppleness of the verse, the beauty of the visual imagery, the perceptions that permeate your senses The symbolism is sometimes inscrutable In sort of a zen like way, like t [...]


  7. Breath taking and profound I ve been reading Basho hence helping you understand how haiku evolved from older forms of renga tanka If Hirshfield I were friends, I would have said Hey, Jane, find a way to add Cloud Computing to the analogy And I don t doubt that she would have I started reading this book around 3am, planning to read a few pages off to sleep but Hirshfield managed to make a must read cliff hanger out of Basho s life development as one of the world s greatest poets So proceed with f [...]


  8. A little book, it is a window to the art, life, and essence of Bash , a poet eternally tied to haiku form It is praising without being maudlin, educational without being didactic, it is humorous and sad, and no longer than need be True to the spirit of haiku, the poetic form central to this book and Bash s life, Hirshfield s book is short, simple, but has left me with thoughts to ponder for a lifetime.


  9. Having enjoyed haiku as and when I ve encountered them over the years and recognising Basho s name, I was intrigued to read this account of his life and poetry It does a very good job of putting the poems into context and explaining the changes in Basho s life and the effect these had on his poetry It s written with scholarly authority but also with real respect and affection for its subject and certainly helped me to gain a deeper appreciation of Basho, his life and poetry.


  10. Lovely short introduction to the life and work of Basho Gave me food for thought for my own poetry writing.


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