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  • Author:
    Sam Hamill
  • ISBN:
    1570625484
  • ISBN13:
    978-1570625480
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  • Publisher:
    Shambhala (February 1, 2000)
  • Pages:
    152 pages
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Start reading The Sound of Water on your Kindle in under a minute. I thoroughly enjoyed Hamill's renderings of the haiku from the three recognized Japanese haiku masters and I also liked the poems from other somewhat lesser known Japanese poets.

Start reading The Sound of Water on your Kindle in under a minute. I recommend this for reading anywhere if you enjoy the haiku poetic artform - but I especially recommend it to read on a walk in the woods.

Sam Hamill has translated more than two dozen books from ancient Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Latin, and Estonian. He has published fourteen volumes of original poetry

Sam Hamill has translated more than two dozen books from ancient Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Latin, and Estonian. He has published fourteen volumes of original poetry. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the Mellon Fund. He was awarded the Decoración de la Universidad de Carabobo in Venezuela, the Lifetime Achievement Award in Poetry from Washington Poets Association, and the PEN American Freedom to Write Award.

The Sound of Water book. Paperback, 152 pages. Published November 14th 2006 by Shambhala (first published 2000). The Sound of Water: Haiku by Basho, Buson, Issa, and Other Poets. 1570620199 (ISBN13: 9781570620195).

From 730 RUB. Here are over two hundred of the best haiku of Japanese literature translated by one of America"s premier poet-translators. The haiku is one of the most popular and widely recognized poetic forms in the world

From 730 RUB. The haiku is one of the most popular and widely recognized poetic forms in the world. In just three lines a great haiku presents a crystalline moment of image, emotion, and awareness. This illustrated collection includes haiku by the great masters from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century.

Translated by Sam Hamill. About The Sound of Water. Here are more than two hundred of the best haiku of Japanese literature translated by one of America’s premier poet-translators. Category: Poetry Literary Collections. See All. Product Details.

Sam Hamill - Sam Hamill authored fourteen volumes of poetry, including Almost Paradise: Selected Poems .

Sam Hamill - Sam Hamill authored fourteen volumes of poetry, including Almost Paradise: Selected Poems & Translations (Shambhala, 2005). Hamill also published four books of literary prose, including A Poet’s Work: The Other Side of Poetry (Broken Moon Press, 1990), and many works of translation, including Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching (Shambhala Publications, 2005) and Matsuo Bashō’s Narrow Road to the Interior (Shambhala Publications, 1998).

Results from Google Books. Other authors: Matsuo Basho (Contributor), Yosa Buson (Contributor), Kobayashi Issa (Contributor).

By (author) Sam Hamill. Format Paperback 152 pages. Dimensions 76 x 114 x 10mm 52g. Publication date 21 May 2014. SAM HAMILL has translated more than two dozen books from ancient Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Latin, and Estonian and is the author of fourteen volumes of original poetry. He has been the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest fund, the Andrew Mellon Fund, and the . Japan Friendship Commission.

     Here are over two hundred of the best haiku of Japanese literature translated by one of America's premier poet-translators. The haiku is one of the most popular and widely recognized poetic forms in the world. In just three lines a great haiku presents a crystalline moment of image, emotion, and awareness. This illustrated collection includes haiku by the great masters from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century.

Low_Skill_But_Happy_Deagle
The Shambhala Centaur editions are essentially introductions to mostly Asian genres, authors, and philosophies. The Sound of Water focuses on Zen haiku, as written by Basho, Issa, Buson, and a dozen or so other Japanese writers. It's an appealing little book - small enough to fit in a jacket pocket - with charming illustrations. Sam Hamill's translations, many of which have appeared in other books, are superlative. The Sound of Water would make a nice gift for a novice, but for those who are seriously interested in haiku or Zen, there are better choices.
Chilldweller
I brought this small book of haiku along with me on a nature walk last autumn to read for the first time. Being rather small, it easily fit inside my jacket pocket. It was a little after the beginning of the hike that I pulled it out and began to read the haiku starting in the section of Basho's poems.

I would read a haiku and then think about it as I walked along the path. I can only describe it as being a wonderfully therapeutic process for the mind and spirit, and for the body too (from the walking itself).

I thoroughly enjoyed Hamill's renderings of the haiku from the three recognized Japanese haiku masters and I also liked the poems from other somewhat lesser known Japanese poets.

I recommend this for reading anywhere if you enjoy the haiku poetic artform -- but I especially recommend it to read on a walk in the woods.
Arihelm
If you like Haiku, this is a must have book! I am enjoying it very much and glad to have in my collection.
Quinthy
If one is interested in getting a book of high quality haiku, this book may be for you. Many times when I get a free sample of a haiku book through the Kindle store, the only thing that I get downloaded is the introduction in the book. It is not possible from this free sample download to know what the rest of the book is like. Sometimes, I will buy the book and only find to my dismay that most of the book is a person writing about haiku--not just haiku itself. This is a great disappointment for me. I am not interested in reading someone talking about haiku even if they include a few examples as part of their discussion. I just want high quality haiku--nothing more, nothing less. And since this collection is from Japanese haiku masters, I have kept this book. I have not read through it yet, but when I scanned through the book, after the introduction, what I found was just haiku--no talking about it. I am looking forward to enjoying it. Hopefully, if you get it you will also.
Sinredeemer
As a lover of poetry of all kinds, with the exception of so called modern free verse poetry, but my favorite type of poetry are the short poem forms such as haiku. I have collected numerous volumes of haiku poetry over the years. This volume (Shambhala Centaur Edition) is a good basic guide to the haiku of Basho, Buson, Issa and other poets.

For those not familiar with haiku, the basic design of this poem form is simple. A haiku is a three line poem of approximately 17 syllables, though this is not a hard and fast type of rule, the first line and third line consist of five syllables and the middle line has seven syllables.

The most well known and popular haiku poems of the ancient haiku masters are included in this short volume. If you are new to the haiku form of poetry this is a good place to start. Just keep in mind that haiku is created by the poet attempting to capture a moment in time with the reader. Haiku has also been defined as "Zen poetry" because of its simplicity and beauty.

In conclusion, if you love haiku you will enjoy this volume.

Rating: 4 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Haiku Moments: How to read, write and enjoy haiku)
doesnt Do You
Read this book.
Risinal
Sam Hamill (ed.), The Sound of Water: Haiku by Basho, Buson, Issa, and Other Poets (Shambhala, 1995)

Very small, very concentrated book. One hundred twenty-five pages, most with two haiku per page (some pages are simple illustrations from the period). I was unfortunately too much of an idiot to keep this with me until I wrote the review so I could quote some of the world's finest haiku at you, so all I can say is trust me on this one: there's a reason these guys are known as the masters of haiku and senryu. It's also a surprising look at the earthiness of the form; too many anthologies of classic haiku seem like revisionist histories, quoting the stuff the translator or editor thinks is noble and leaving out the poems about drunkenness or taking a leak or lechery or what have you. Hamill, thankfully, has no filters (in fact, in his intro, he singles out one of Issa's faecal pieces to point out this very thing). As with a lot of books along these lines, my only problem with it is that it's far too short; it's possible to polish this off in an hour, if you don't savor each piece. Even then, it'll probably take you an afternoon. I spent a couple of weeks on it, thinking and reflecting; given a book five time this size, I would have been more than happy to sit with it for a few months. ****
This is a wonderful collection of haiku by great Japanese hakai poets including Basho, Issa and Buson. The haiku published here are translations of haiku originally written in Japanese. This being the case, they are not in the three line 5-7-5 syllable form of American haiku.
The poems are delightful and full of the "ahness" of nature and life. Be sure to "look inside" at pages 5 and 6.