Haiku before haiku : from the Renga masters to Bashō / translated, with an introduction, by Steven D. Carter.
While the rise of the charmingly simple, brilliantly evocative haiku is often associated with the seventeenth-century Japanese poet Matsuo Basho, the form had already flourished for three hundred years before Basho even began to write. These early poems, known as hokku, are identical to haiku in syl...
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|Series:||Translations from the Asian classics.