The Moon in the Pines: Zen Haiku. Jonathan Clements, Selector.
The Moon in the Pines: Zen Haiku
The Moon in the Pines: Zen Haiku
The Moon in the Pines: Zen Haiku

The Moon in the Pines: Zen Haiku

ISBN: 0670892297
New York, NY: Viking Studio/ Penguin Group, 2000. First American Edition. Hardcover. "Oh leaves, ask the wind which of you/ Will be the first to fall. (by Soseki, pg. 51) "This new translation of one hundred haiku masterpieces captures the spirit of the Japanese originals. Drawing on the work of classic poets such as Basho, Buson and Chiyo-Ni, Jonathan Clements has selected the best of three centuries of haiku and rendered into English the elusive spiritual quality of the poems. Famously the shortest form of poetry, haiku is filled with the spirit of Zen Buddhism. As Zen embraces every instant with total clarity, so haiku aims for nothing less than a complete expression, in just three lines, of the poet's intense apprehension of the moment...The poems are illustrated with classic images (most reproduced here for the first time) from the renowned collection of Japanese prints and paintings at The Art Institute of Chicago." (from front flap) A beautiful production of serenely stunning art & poetry. The venerable Japanese haiku are translated by the great British linguist & scholar Jonathan Clements. Hardcover in blank boards with illustrated, unclipped dust jacket. First American edition as stated on copyright page, first printing as indicated by number sequence therein. Published in UK the same year (2000). A most presentable & collectible volume. Book in very fine condition with only a tiny bit of rubbing to edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; light, sparse spotting to upper edge of text block. Interior very fine; substantially mint. Very Fine / Very fine. [Item #3709]

Price: $30.00