1020 Haiku in Translation- Basho, Busson and Issa

1020 Haiku in Translation: The Heart of Basho, Buson and Issa - William R. Nelson, Takafumi Saito

This is a really impressive collection of seasonal haiku from Basho, Busson and Issa. The set up features each haiku in English, phonetic Japanese and finally in Katakana with a selection from each writer for each season.

 

My favorite of the three is Issa (and not because his name is Kobayashi) and in particular his Autumn section.

 

Definitely not for everyone but if you like haiku or poetry give it a go.