Unforgotten Dreams: Poems by the Zen Monk Shotetsu

Unforgotten Dreams Poems by the Zen Monk Shotetsu This volume presents translations of over poems by Shotetsu who is generally considered to be the last great poet of the uta form Includes an introduction a glossary of important names and place

  • Title: Unforgotten Dreams: Poems by the Zen Monk Shotetsu
  • Author: Steven D. Carter
  • ISBN: 9780231105774
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback
  • This volume presents translations of over 200 poems by Shotetsu, who is generally considered to be the last great poet of the uta form Includes an introduction, a glossary of important names and places and a list of sources of the poems.

    One thought on “Unforgotten Dreams: Poems by the Zen Monk Shotetsu”

    1. Stark, lovely glimpses from the whole, rough gamut of conscious human feeling. Engagingly translated, with brief, informative notes (many by Shotetsu himself) and phonetic transliterations for individual poems. Great bathroom reading.

    2. It contains one of the finest translation of tanka (then called waka) by Shotetsu. The meter, the inagery, economy of words, and Japanese aesthetics are second to none.

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