eBook:Japanese death poems written by Zen monks and haiku poets on the verge of death

Japanese death poems written by Zen monks and haiku poets on the verge of death

Although the consciousness of death is in most cultures very much a part of life, which is perhaps nowhere more true than in Japan where it has the approach of death born into a tradition, secular jisei writing or the “death poem” In the last moments of life of the poet wrote. writins From Samurai passionate and meditative Zen haiku to the satirical poems centuries later, hundreds of jisei have been translated into English here, the. often for the first time The result is a moving, impressive collection, breaking the philosophical depth and aethetic readers.

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