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  • Pageant of Seasonsby Helen Stiles Chenoweth

    Tuttle Publishing 1970; US$ 2.95

    This is a collection of Japanese haiku written by an American poet Helen Chenoweth. The author has used a language that is all American in association, but very much enriched by her love for things Japanese. "Poetry in Japan is as universal as air. It is read by everybody, composed by almost everybody, irrespective of class and condition." This... more...

  • The Poetry Of Heavenby Rabindranath Tagore

    Copyright Group 2014; US$ 3.99

    It is often said that two things are unavoidable; Death and Taxes. Certainly the latter is a common thorn in adult life but as to the former it seems that for many people it is merely a hiccup in Life?s eternal journey. A journey they wish, if being of good deed and character, to share at the eternity of Heaven?s largesse, a reward for Faith and the... more...

  • Ramayanaby Daljit Nagra

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.11

    Attributed to Valmiki, thought to be India's first poet, the Ramayana's origins date back thousands of years when it was first committed to Sanskrit. Since then, generations of children the world over have grown up with its story of Rama's quest to recover his wife Sita from her abduction by Raavana, the Lord of the Underworld. The tale has been... more...

  • Rumi, The Poetry Ofby Jaluluddin Rumi

    Copyright Group 2013; US$ 1.99

    Rumi, claimed as the national poet of Iran, Turkey & Afghanistan had an early life dedicated to scholarly studies. He only started to write poetry after encountering a holy man called Shams whose subsequent death instilled a profound grief in Rumi and an outpouring of many thousands of verses in Persian. He also intrinsically linked with Sufism.... more...

  • Sea Summitby Yi Lu; Fiona Sze-Lorrain

    Milkweed Editions 2015; US$ 12.99

    Influenced by both the gray, sinister sea? that came ashore where her artist parents were sent during the Cultural Revolution, and the beauty of the sea in the books she read as a child, Sea Summit is a collection of paradox and questioning. The sea is an impossible force to the poet: It is both a destructive force that predates man, and something... more...

  • Tagore, The Poetry Ofby Rabindranath Tagore

    Copyright Group 2013; US$ 1.99

    Tagore was a true Renaissance man, distinguishing himself as a gifted philosopher, social and political reformer as well as a popular author in all literary genres. His most famous poem, extracts of which are recorded here, is Gitanjali which earned him the distinction of the first Asian writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. ... more...

  • To the Center of the Earthby Michael Fried

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 8.99

    To the Center of the Earth is Michael Fried's first collection of poems to appear in the United States. It includes selections from an earlier volume, Powers , as well as more recent work. For all their economy, Fried's "muscular, tense and immensely resonant" poems, to quote one critic, are among the most sensuously direct and arresting being written... more...

  • Typhoon! Typhoon!by Lucile Maxfield Bogue

    Tuttle Publishing 1969; US$ 2.95

    This collection of haiku poetry by a western poet is a wonderful contribution to the world of Japanese poetry. Alone in a tiny house in the Japanese countryside, Lucile Bogue awoke one night to experience her first typhoon. With the house shaking and rattling, the wind howling, and the rain pouring down in torrents, she was afraid for the first... more...

  • A Zen Harvestby Soiku Shigematsu

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 18.99

    One of the vital aspects of traditional Rinzai Zen koan study in Japan is jakugo , or capping-phrase exercises. When Zen students have attained sufficient mastery of meditation or concentration, they are given a koan (such as the familiar ?What is the sound of one hand clapping??) to study. When the student provides a satisfactory response to the... more...

  • Alaska in Haikuby David Townsend Hoopes; Diana Rystbaek Tillion

    Tuttle Publishing 1972; US$ 0.99

    The winter moonlight The Shadow of the totem pole, Shadow of the spruce. Alaska in Haiku is the flower of the authors' affectionate observation of life in Alaska and if their love of poetry. Sharing an interest in this shortest of all forms of poetry, they found haiku a most gratifying medium to work in. The reader is invited to follow Mrs.... more...