4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on September 6, 2010
The book comprises two parts: first is the intrduction of the four most celebrated haiku masters: Basho, Buson, Issa and shiki and second part is the representative works by each haiku poet plus many ohters. The introduction is illuminating and informative and the translation and the selection of haiku is among the best. The entire book is also a collection of amazing photographs of nature done by John Cleare. This is a book that has captured the essence of peaceful and elegant haiku.
4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on May 10, 2009
Lovely edition.....very reasonable price; as with all good poetry, and especially with a collection so handsomely