This book contains mostly Japanese Haiku, well translated into English by Donegan.
It can open the heart so one can deal with the relevant emotions, and so is a gateway to your own life and deepen yourself.
If you want to know what haiku is about, what a haiku can do, why haiku are important, read this book.
I Start My Day With a Haiku From This Wonderful Book. Patricia Donegan Has Done a Marvelous Job Capturing The Essence Of These Haiku Masters...a Joy To Read.Published 2 months ago by louise volintine
Inspired range of haiku selections with fascinating biographical backgrounds, with helpful related essays - expanded my knowledge of haiku writers and themes and my appreciation... Read morePublished 3 months ago by George Panuthos
Similar to Sister Wendy's meditations on art, Donegan has chosen an excellent sampling of haiku to ponder. Read morePublished 6 months ago by D. Rachlin
Beautiful translation. Lovely thoughts on each poem. Useful short bio on each poet, including historical significance.Published 6 months ago by Margaret Sell
A beautiful book and inspiring on my travels around the country.Published 7 months ago by adrian rodriguez
This book skillfully melds poetry and self cultivation in a way that Confucian poets would be proud of. There is a nice combo of western poetry and traditional haiku in this book. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Patricia Donegan made this book of haiku special because she shared such wonderful insights. Her remarks were as inspiring as the haiku itself. Thank you PatriciaPublished 12 months ago by Marilyn A. Naas
After receiving the book in a timely fashion, I can only say that this is an excellent volume. The haiku choices are superb, the commentary more enlightening than almost every... Read morePublished 12 months ago by RBNewsAstroNapa
The beauty and the spirit of haiku poetry is well elaborated
Gives you the perfect relaxation after a difficult day.