Between the Floating Mist

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Pub Date: 04/01/2009

Pages: 96

Trim: 5 x 7

Publisher: White Pine Press

Imprint: White Pine Press

ISBN 13: 9781935210054

ISBN 10: 193521005X

Price: $16.00 / $20.99 CAN

Category: POETRY / Asian / General

Between the Floating Mist

By Ryokan, Dennis Maloney, Hide Oshiro

Price: $16.00

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

“Just as Ryokan’s life is inseparable from his poetry, the translation’s clarity of diction is inseparable from the sensitive brushwork on each page. A book to be gazed into again and again.”—Charlotte Mandel, Small Press

What shall remain
as my legacy?
The spring flowers
the cuckoo in summer,
the autumn leaves.

Ryokan (1758–1831) was a poet, master calligrapher, Zen hermit, and is one of the most beloved poets of Japan. Instead of becoming the head of a Zen temple, he preferred the simple and independent life of a hermit. Ryokan’s poetry is simple, direct, and colloquial in expression.

About the Book

A wonderful collection by one of Japan's most beloved zen poets.

Author

Ryokan (1758-1831) was a poet, master calligrapher, zen hermit, and is one of the most beloved poets of Japan. Taking the name of Daigo or "Great Fool:, he was often seen playing games with the village children or begging for food. Instead of becoming the head of a zen temple he preferred the simple and independent life of a hermit. Dennis Maloney is a poet, translator,and landscape architect. His books of translation include The House In the Sand and Isla Negra by pablo Neruda, The Naked Women by Juan Ramon Jimenez, and There is No Road: Proverbs of Antonio Machado. Hide Oshiro is a Japanese visual artist living in the U.S. He has illustrated Basho's travel journal, Back Roads to Far Towns, and Tangled Hair: Poems of Yosano Akiko.