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More Cricket Songs: Japanese Haiku
3 of 5 stars
a nice thin volume of haiku here were two of my favorites by Kikaku (pg. 24-25) Who can stay indoors on such a day with the sun dazzling on new snow! *** A bantam rooster spreading his ruff of...
tagged: poetry
Awkward Family Photos
4 of 5 stars
The price of the book was worth the entertainment and laughter.
Cricket Songs: Japanese Haiku
3 of 5 stars
A nice slim volume of haiku - not a stellar collection but a great slow and meditative read. Here's one of my favorites in the book by Basho (p.60): Watching the full moon, a small hungry boy forgets to eat his sup...
tagged: poetry
The Song of Mu Lan
3 of 5 stars
The text is believed to be an old Chinese folk poem dating from A.D. 420 - A.D. 589. The verses of the poem are still taught to children in China today and are sung in Chinese opera in different dialects. Beautiful illustrations.
tagged: poetry and read-to-the-kids
Grass Sandals : The Travels of Basho
4 of 5 stars
A children's book that follows the travels of Basho (the seventeenth-century Japanese haiku poet). The appeal of this book is in the illustrations by Demi.
tagged: non-fiction and poetry


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