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Book Review: Japanese Death Poems, Written by Zen Monks and Haiku Poets on the Verge of Death

What words are as packed full of meaning and metaphor then those of a haiku?

I’ve been fascinated by haiku ever since I first laid eyes on one. Their intrinsic nature is to elicit mystery swirling around their brevity of words. Not only are they the shortest poems known to mankind, haiku unfailingly evoke breathtaking … Continue reading

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 Memorial Saying: The stillness of dawn: crashing between the branches, a solitary leaf.

- J. W. Hackett
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Memorial Quotes: “Now at journey’s end, circling the shallow stream… years of open sea.”

- J. W. Hackett
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“Farewell–and though there be no budding in the spring, no autumn withering–all is well.”

-Hakusai
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”I shift my pillow closer to the full moon.”

- Saiba, Died on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, 1858 at the age of fifty-one.
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