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- Tuttle Publishing 1970; US$ 0.99
This classic collection of Japanese haiku focuses on the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. Poetry is the voice of man's humanity. It that special art form, that private vocabulary, in which the writer speaks to the reader of things they both have known and dreamed together. The seventeen syllables haiku, the most imagistic of all literary art forms of... more...
- Steerforth Press 2012; US$ 14.00
The first full flowering of Chinese poetry occurred in the illustrious T?ang Dynasty, and at the beginning of this renaissance stands Meng Hao-jan (689-740 c.e.), esteemed elder to a long line of China?s greatest poets. Deeply influenced by Ch?an (Zen) Buddhism, Meng was the first to make poetry from the Ch?an insight that deep understanding lies beyond... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1972; US$ 3.99
A Gold Orchid is a rare collection of classical Chinese erotic and love poetry translated for the first time. Chinese erotic poetry was at one time thought to be nonexistent, simply because it was considered unfit to translate from the imperial anthologies, This translation of poems of Tzu Yeh, a 4th-century wine shop girl, exposes a world the... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1972; US$ 12.99
This substantial collection of Tang Dynasty poetry includes extensive commentary and notesoffering insight into this rich literary heritage. "Stretching out my hand I feel the pulse of the stars," wrote Li Po, one of the most famous of the T'ang dynasty poets. This superlative study of the Golden Age of Chinese poetry, based on nearly 50,000 poems... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1961; US$ 3.99
This collection of Tibetan poetry and lyrics is accompanied by extensive commentary and offers a great insight into a rich literary culture. Tibet, remote and inaccessible, is less known to the western world for its literary than its artistic contributions to world culture. Nevertheless, it has produced a literature of enduring beauty and significance,... more...
- Wisdom Publications 2005; US$ 16.95
This unique collection presents the verse, much of it translated for the first time, of fourteen eminent Chinese Buddhist poet monks. Featuring the original Chinese as well as english translations and historical introductions by Burton Watson, J.P. Seaton, Paul Hansen, James Sanford, and the editors, this book provides an appreciation and understanding... more...
- Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 15.95
Awesome Nightfall: The Life, Times, and Poetry of Saigyo captures the power of Saigyo's poetry and this previously overlooked poet's keen insight into the social and political world of medieval Japan. It also offers a fascinating look into the world of Japanese Buddhism prior to the wholesale influence of Zen. more...
- Wisdom Publications 2013; US$ 15.00
Manhae (1879-1944), or Han Yongun, was a Korean Buddhist (Son) monk during the era of Japanese colonial occupation (1910-1945). Manhae is a political and cultural hero in Korea, and his works are studied by college students and school children alike. Everything Yearned For is a collection of 88 love poems, evocative of the mystical love poetry... more...
- Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 16.95
Daughters of Emptiness , Beata Grant renders a great service by recovering and translating the enchanting verse - by turns assertive, observant, devout - of forty-eight nuns from sixteen centuries of imperial China. This selection of poems, along with the brief biographical accounts that accompany them, affords readers a glimpse into the extraordinary... more...