The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, & Issa


We love the simplicity and immediacy of these little poems; they remind us vividly of singular moments in our own lives—a friend’s garden awash in color, the smell of summer, an afternoon nap….

This volume, spanning several generations, features works by our perennial favorite, Basho (a 17th c. poet), as well as the observations of Buson (18th c.) and Issa (19th c.) as interpreted by Robert Hass.

Open it anywhere to find a treasure.

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