Silent Flowers: A New Collection of Japanese Haiku Poems

Silent Flowers A New Collection of Japanese Haiku Poems None

  • Title: Silent Flowers: A New Collection of Japanese Haiku Poems
  • Author: Dorothy Price
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. To be totally honest, the two star rating is just from my perspective as someone who doesn't really like nature poetry. I'm more into introspective poetry about people and whatnot, so this wasn't really for me. I picked it up and didn't really think about the name being indicative of the content.Otherwise, I can see how it would be good. There are quite a few different authors in here.

    2. What a lovely little gem! I came across this when browsing at one of my favorite used bookshops, and because of my interest in Japanese culture, I decided it would be a nice read. What I loved about these poems was that they captured mundane moments that can be easily overlooked, but there was a pure simplistically to the subject matter that brought out their beauty. The editor of this collection wrote a brief introduction, stating that "the point of a haiku is implied rather than directly expre [...]

    3. It's a shame that the book's beautiful cover isn't posted here. Anyway-I picked up this and another book on Haikus to re-attempt understanding poems. Why Haikus? Well, I figured that much of what I don't understand with Western poetry (greek/roman mythology references, rhyming and meter schemes, etc) this lacked. It turns out that what was dropped from western poetry was filled in with other stuff I didn't exactly know what to make of. That being said, I did enjoy many of the poems in here. Norm [...]

    4. A short and sweet collection of haiku from the Masters (the likes of Basho, Issa, and Buson among others), which makes it a nice single afternoon read. While many of the poems featured are pieces I've read in other volumes it was nice to revisit them. Beautiful sketches by Nanae Ito give these little poems yet another element of beauty.

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