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Zen Poetry: Let the Spring Breeze Enter Paperback – January 20, 1995
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I purchased this volume (Zen Poetry: Let the spring breeze enter translated and edited by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto) at a bargain price on Amazon. I have read numerous books on Asian poetry over the years but I was pleasantly surprised to find many of the poems in this collection were new to me. This soft cover book is organized into four parts and an afterword. Do not pass up the preface, introduction and a note on the translation in the first part of this book. It explains in detail what is meant by the term “Zen Poetry” and other issues.
Part one covers Chinese poems of enlightenment and death. Part two has poems of the Japanese Zen masters. Part three deals with Japanese Haiku. Part four has poetry by Shinkichi Takahashi, a contemporary Japanese master. The afterword is about the death of a Zen Poet, Shinkichi Takahashi.
If you are into the relationship between Asian poetry and Zen this book is for you. I found the material thoughtful and enlightening.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Haiku Moments: How to read, write and enjoy haiku)
This is best experienced in Zen poetry, where the present is eternal and the eternal is ever present.
This book is graced by a generous portion of the modern Japanese poet Shinkishi Takahachi, whose works are based in reality of sparrows and trains and a woman' s thigh, but who notes that these things exist in time for a billion years.
Recommended, especially for the section by Takahashi.