A Zen Wave: Basho's Haiku and Zen by Robert Aitken

A Zen Wave: Basho's Haiku and Zen by Robert Aitken

"Pressestimmen 'Zen masters have a long history of giving teisho--formal, playful Dharma talks--in which poetry is invoked. The works of the Chinese poets Su Shih and Han Shan are almost within the Zen canon. In the tradition of teisho on Han Shan given by earlier masters, Robert Aitken has given talks on the haiku of Basho that go straight to the center of Basho's work. This book shares those talks with all of us: it illuminates the angles and corners of lone-ness and community, plainness and beauty, in the homey, homeless way of Zen. It's a superb book on Basho real life, and poetry all at once. I'm grateful.'"

A Zen Wave: Basho's Haiku and Zen by Robert Aitken

"Pressestimmen 'Zen masters have a long history of giving teisho--formal, playful Dharma talks--in which poetry is invoked. The works of the Chinese poets Su Shih and Han Shan are almost within the Zen canon. In the tradition of teisho on Han Shan given by earlier masters, Robert Aitken has given talks on the haiku of Basho that go straight to the center of Basho's work. This book shares those talks with all of us: it illuminates the angles and corners of lone-ness and community, plainness and beauty, in the homey, homeless way of Zen. It's a superb book on Basho real life, and poetry all at once. I'm grateful.'"

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In 1950 i submitted an m a dissertation titled bash? s haiku and zen to the university of hawaii i do not consider that work adequate today but i learned much from writing it and an admonition from a member of my thesis mittee cheuk woon taam stands out in my mind. In other haiku basho s meaning is hidden in rich symbolism and must be interpreted in order to get to its zen essence the following haiku is basho s best known poem and probably the most well known poem in all of japan whilst it looks simple it carries within it a deep buddhist meaning old pond a frog jumps into. A zen wave by robert aitken basho s haiku amp zen published by weatherhill ny in 1996 a book review by bobby matherne 2003 what is a haiku and where did it e from aitken tells us its origin in the introduction page 20 historically haiku developed from renku the linked verse form that was popular among leisure classes in japan from the.

The variance in translations of the four haiku masters usually makes any book on their best pieces interesting aitken s river of heaven adds to this interest the insight of a western zen teacher so the reader has not only the pleasure of reading old favourites perhaps slightly altered but of reading a zen infused short mentary on each. A zen wave basho s haiku and zen p 18 counterpoint press 98 copy quote without bitterest cold that penetrates to the very bone how can plum blossoms send forth their fragrance all over the world.

Thirty two translations of a haiku by matsuo bashô 1686 many more versions can be found in hiroaki sato s one hundred frogs weatherhill 1995 which includes over 100 translations plus a number of adaptations and parodies the mentary is from robert aitken s a zen wave bashô s haiku and zen revised ed shoemaker amp hoard 2003 the book includes essays on 26 of bashô s. This is an extraordinary book on two counts it is a penetrating mentary on zen as lived by the poet basho and it is an exemplary translation of basho s poetry what makes a zen wave stand out translators of haiku of which there have been many have employed a variety of strategies in attempting to render the pact haiku form into english. Zen buddhism distinguishes itself by brilliant flashes of insight and its terseness of expression the haiku verse form is a superb means of studying zen modes of thought and expression for its seventeen syllables impose a rigorous limitation that confines the poet to vital experience.