written by Tom Lowenstein
Duncan Baird Publishers | ISBN 9781844832965
Hardback – 160 pages
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A haiku is a short Japanese poem, mostly of just three lines, often capturing the fleeting moment in a spirit of Zen-like immediacy - the falling of plum blossom, the splash of a frog as it leaps into a pond. "Haiku Inspirations" is a beautifully illustrated celebration of the places, people, customs, festivals and transient pleasures evoked by this much-loved verse form. Fresh translations of more than 50 haiku accompanied by sympathetic landscape photographs, woodcut prints and calligraphy irresistibly capture the spirit of old Japan. Brimming with insights and poetry, the delightful tradition of haiku is opened up to a whole new audience.