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!DOWNLOAD EPUB ☯ Intro to Haiku ♴ Harold G Henderson was, fromto , the Assistant to the Curator of Far Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Musuem of Art Inhe went to Japan, where he lived the following three years On his return to this country he joined the faculty at Columbia University, where he taught Japanese and initiated a course in the history of Japanese art He retired inHis published works include The Bamboo Broom, Surviving Works of Sharaku with Louis V Ledoux , and A Handbook of Japanese Grammar He has also translated H Minamoto s Illustrated History of Japanese Art, etc Mr Henderson lives in New York City A great introduction I had been writing some haiku for a while, just to have something to write He made me fall in love with the form His translations of the poetry are amazing, especially those of Issa I also enjoy how he gave background into the authors lives and then gave examples from their poetry I will be coming back to this for years to come, whenever I need to remember the world is beautiful. Do you like Haiku I sure do I ve even composed scores of mostly bad Haiku This volume is a nice introduction to the genre Just 3 lines and a few syllables per line.This book begins with a narrative that lays out the nature and background of this genre of verse Japanese But, for me, the highlight is the poetry itself.My favorite showing that I am hardly a rebel is Basho.Some of his verse Spring sarts New start old rice,Five quarts.Or The first day of the year thoughts come and ther Do you like Haiku I sure do I ve even composed scores of mostly bad Haiku This volume is a nice introduction to the genre Just 3 lines and a few syllables per line.This book begins with a narrative that lays out the nature and background of this genre of verse Japanese But, for me, the highlight is the poetry itself.My favorite showing that I am hardly a rebel is Basho.Some of his verse Spring sarts New start old rice,Five quarts.Or The first day of the year thoughts come and there is loneliness the autumn dusk is here.Or Hawk eyes too will fail now that the darkness comes so chirp the quail.Other poets included are Buson, Issa, Shiki, and others as well.A nice introduction to this mode of poetry I found it really helpful to compare the direct word for word, English Japanese translations, however ungrammatical it read Often, the haiku made a bitsense Also, having the Japanese version at hand, helped with onomatopoeic haiku, and Henderson s explanations were invaluable, as many haiku require some knowledge of Japanese history, culture, and religion Contains many worthwhile haiku, so even if the reader lacks interest in the poets histories, one will find a broad and well organize I found it really helpful to compare the direct word for word, English Japanese translations, however ungrammatical it read Often, the haiku made a bitsense Also, having the Japanese version at hand, helped with onomatopoeic haiku, and Henderson s explanations were invaluable, as many haiku require some knowledge of Japanese history, culture, and religion Contains many worthwhile haiku, so even if the reader lacks interest in the poets histories, one will find a broad and well organized selection of haiku to thumb through Great introduction to Haiku This is an enjoyable overview of the works of some of the most famous haiku authors Each haiku has an English translation, and phonetic Japanese with word for word literal English translation I prefer other translations I ve read for a number of the most famous poems I think maybe the author tends to focus too much on making rhymes, but I know no Japanese, so what do I know I very much enjoyed reading his commentary about how he translated the classic haiku poets work into English I learned a great deal about how to write haiku in English from those explanations. great poems selected, fine commentary but did he have to rhyme so many of his translations arg. I found this to be a scholarly yet refreshingly personal presentation of haiku and its old masters.I love that Henderson gives not only all of the originals, but also direct translations of each word beneath the Japanese While the rhyming often takes away from the haiku, in certain instances it makes thempowerful I think his argument in the preface that rhyming adds a sense of finality was good enough to justify that choice, even though he does have to really stretch it at times Also, h I found this to be a scholarly yet refreshingly personal presentation of haiku and its old masters.I love that Henderson gives not only all of the originals, but also direct translations of each word beneath the Japanese While the rhyming often takes away from the haiku, in certain instances it makes thempowerful I think his argument in the preface that rhyming adds a sense of finality was good enough to justify that choice, even though he does have to really stretch it at times Also, haiku contain wordplay such as alliteration and puns, and as these are largely untranslatable, some kind of poetic device as a substitute makes sense.Some of his claims annoy me, but the overall tone of the book is congenial and somehow softens the sense of him being a know it all The people I can t say even an upright scarecrow does not exist today.is hardly poetry by any standards I ll tell you what standard it s poetry by, HENDERSON The standard of provoking emotion and empathy, such as feeling sad for Issa who can barely notice anyone by his grief Nice, short and very brief intro to the start of haiku, a Japanese poetry form and how it came into it s own with Basho, Buson, Issa and other early haiku poets.