Ink on Paper
by John Wilson (Goodreads Author)
As if done with sumi ink, these verses by John Wilson are meditative responses to the landscapes of great classical masters. Each poem faces a reproduction of a work by an artist of mythic stature, among them Sesshu, Sesson, Buson, Musashi, Sengai, Shih K'o, Korin, Ku K'ai-chih, Kusumi Morikage, Taiga, and Kung K'ai. The succinct loveliness of the poems seems often as acut...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published November 1st 2001 by City Lights Publishers
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A visually pleasing experience--this is a beautiful book. Wilson interprets Sumi-e paintings with an acute sense of the story-teller. His poems show how sound and inviting his reflections are to the reader, who can see for him/herself the beauty of what's drawn on the page.