On Love and Barley: Haiku of Basho - Basho Matsuo

On Love and Barley: Haiku of Basho

Basho Matsuo

Book Summary

Basho, one of the greatest of Japanese poets and the master of haiku, was also a Buddhist monk and a life-long traveller. His poems combine karumi, or lightness of touch, with the Zen ideal of oneness with creation. Each poem evokes the natural world - the cherry blossom, the leaping frog, the summer moon or the winter snow - suggesting the smallness of human life in com

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