This fine translation by Kazuaki Tanahashi includes a succinct biography along with a wide and varied selection of his poetry. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Edward Alexander Gerster
I loved imagining Ryokan's life, and got a few out loud laughs too! What a neat book translating another language, and culture, and calligraphy into something I could understand... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Not a Techy Person
I started reading the Kindle sample and just couldn't put it down. Without hesitation, I purchased the full version, and I wasn't disappointed -- not in the least. Read morePublished 6 months ago by J.D.
ryokan deserves more,the book is little short on the greatness of ryokan.
also it is not established how he followed Dogen.shoto path. Read more
Sky Above, Great Wind, is a wonderful little book. The brief history of Ryokan leads on to the beautiful brevity of his poems. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sye Sye
Any that loves peotry and Buddhish will apreciate this book. Zen Master Ryokan teaches and inspires you through his poetry to see oneself.Published 11 months ago by kassab
Sky Above, Great Wind: The Life and Poetry of Zen Master Ryokan introduction and translation by Kazuaki Tanahashi is a real blessing. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kindle Customer
My favorite book of Ryokan's work. In addition to Tanahashi's delightful translations, there is an excellent introduction to Ryokan's life and poetry. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Bill Thompson