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Haiku: The Poetry of Nature

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"the dawn of New Year's Day–
how far off!"

Haiku: The Poetry of Nature showcases 60 classic haiku by such writers as Basho and Kyoshi, poets who mastered the art of this quiet yet evocative poetry form.

Haiku's simple poetry form and focus on nature have inspired and captivated people the world over. This collection of classic Japanese examples effectively displays t
Hardcover, 90 pages
Published December 2nd 2002 by Universe (first published January 1st 2002)
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Khashayar Mohammadi
Great book to take into nature. Every other poem made my lips blossom into a wide smile; its touching how beautiful some of these poems are.
Andisheh Mofidi
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
او چیزی می گوید
من چیزی می گویم
پاییز عمیق می شود
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book! Show case's traditional and modern haiku poets. Illustrations are wonderful of an art form no longer in use. The poetry is a captivating read. I think haiku should be brought back into popular use. So much can be said in few words. The sound if spoken aloud is lovely. I found some haiku ports unknown to me, Altho' goodreads doesn't have some of the poets on here. We'll worth a read!
من هیچ وقت با هایکو میانه ی خوبی نداشتم. "طرح" رو خیلی دوست دارم، ولی هایکو رو نه چندان. فکر کنم به خاطر این که تمام کاری که می کنه، تصویر سازیه. البته اگه این تصویرها واقعاً ناب باشن، خب لذت می برم، ولی اکثر موارد تصویرها این قدرها ناب نیستن.
این کتاب رو به خاطر نقاشی های زیبای قدیمی ژاپنیش دوست داشتم. مخصوصاً بعضی هاش، مثل طوفان و باران تابستانی، یا گربه ای که پنجه ش رو می لیسید، خیلی عالی بودن.
Ahmad Sharabiani
Aug 24, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: haiku
The British Museum haiku, 2002, David Cobb
عنوان: هایکو شعر ژاپنی؛ ویراستار: دیوید کاب؛ برگران به فارسی: عسکری پاشائی؛ نسترن پاشائی؛ تهران، چاپ و نشر نظر، 1390، در 96 ص، مصور، موضوع: چاپ نقش های ژاپنی؛ شعر ژاپنی؛ قرن 21 م
Zohreh Hanifeh
خیلی عالی بودند. غیر از هایکوهای زیبا که منتخب بودند و توضیحی که در مقدمه درباره ی هایکو داده بود و همین طور توضیح کوتاهی که در مورد هر کدام از هایکونویس ها در انتها آورده بود، نقاشی هایی که در هر صفحه گذاشته بودند هم بی نظیر بود!
نقاشی هایی که مرتبط با موضوع هایکو بودند و ژاپنی و قدیمی، با توضیح مختصری از نقاش و اسم اثر. و واقعا دلچسب می کردند هایکوها را.
پر از لبخند و حس خوب شدم از خواندن و تماشای این کتاب خوب :)
Jamshid saeedi
Dec 30, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: شعر
مجموعه خیلی خوبیه. هایکوهای خیلی خوبی از بهترین هایکو سراهای ژاپن انتخاب شده ترجمه خوبی هم داره و متن انگلیسی هم برای مقایسه با فارسی اش وجود داره. با وجود اینکه زیاد از فیلنسازهای ژاپنی فیلم دیده بودم و درباره ژاپن خونده بودم ولی تاثیر این هایکوها برای فهم روح و جوهره فرهنگ ژاپنی از هر چیزی بیشتر بود
Dorothy Mahoney
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful book of haiku matched with works from the British Museum, under the headings of the four seasons. In his introduction, David Cobb stresses the collaboration between poet and reader
and the importance of "the half-said thing." Haiku is both 'half-stated' and 'under-stated.'
A few favourites: "the sea darkens- /the voices of the wild ducks/ are faintly white" (Basho);
"late autumn-/ a single chair waiting/ for someone yet to come "(Arima Akito); and, "the
dawn of New Year's Day-/ yesterday
Becky B
The British Museum has compiled a selection of haiku by renowned Japanese poets both ancient and modern, organized them by their seasonal setting (which is traditional for haiku according to the intro), and paired them with Japanese artwork. The result was a very artistically pleasing little book. Whoever paired the poems and artwork did a fantastic job; they complemented each other exceptionally well. I loved being introduced to several pieces of Japanese art I'd never seen before and really li ...more
Sep 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
I bought this book in the British Museum the first time I was in London, which was back when I was 15. I looked into it, but didn't quite get the hang of the haiku back then. Result: this book ended up on my shelf and was forgotten about.
Recently however, I found it back and this time - maybe it's because I'm now old and wise... - I really liked it. The haiku (both old and new) and the traditional Japanese art are a lovely combination.
C.B. Wentworth
Oct 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A lovely collection of traditional Japanese haiku from the masters along with a few lesser known poets. Haikus are paired with beautiful works of art ranging from woodblock prints, calligraphy, and silk paintings from the British Museum collection. The combination of words and art creates a multifaceted experience that invites contemplation and appreciation. My only complaint is this little book is much too short!
Nov 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
This is a nice little book filled with not only haiku but also some very beautiful reproductions of Japanese art. I enjoy the haiku form, but I'll readily admit that I did not get most of the haiku. Perhaps it is because I am a Westerner; understanding foreign literature is difficult. But some of the poems in the book were very poignant.
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The works of art woven with a collection of haiku in original and translation. Absolutely enthralling and gives the reader pause for thought of the depth a few words can express! This little book is ideal for a quiet moment in the day to meditate. We pause and appreciate our world near and far and see how the eastern ideas fit our days as well.
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: visual-arts, poetry
David Cobb has chosen artwork from the British Museum to complement haiku from a variety of poets that reach beyond the trio of Issa, Basho, and Buson. The poems are presented in English, English-formatted Japanese, and using the Japanese alphabet, which also adds delicacy and beauty to the words.
Jul 13, 2016 rated it liked it
matches classic japanese block print art with haikus. Some of the translations were curious, but I'm not an expert so maybe I'm just missing something.
Jan 31, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
A beautifully illustrated collection of Haiku.
Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful book! Even the pictures were poetry. I find haikus to be very inspiring.
Brian Wilson
Mar 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Haiku is the sort of thing you either get or don't get, so it's tough to 'rate' the content of this collection in an accessible way - but I will say the book itself is gorgeous!
Aug 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
Kombinerat med bilderna är denna bok en pärla!
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