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Wind in My Hand

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it was amazing 5.0  ·  Rating Details ·  1 Rating  ·  1 Review
The life of the eighteenth-century Japanese haiku poet. Includes translations of some of the poems.
Hardcover, 61 pages
Published January 28th 1970 by Golden Gate Jr. Books (first published 1970)
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
This charming book relates the life of Yataro Kobayashi, otherwise known as Issa, the great Japanese poet. I liked a lot of things about this book.

First, Fukuda's beautiful prose was often as poetic as Issa's haiku. For example (p.32):

"In the autumn a certain sorrow hung over the land. The days dwindled their length, as if they might steal away with the sun. Growing things grew sluggish and gradually the earth began to wear a somber mantle. The grasses turned brown and dry and, like them, the l
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