Yes the title is accurate this is an anthology of jisei poems written by poets whose deaths were imminent the book has three sections an introduction to japanese poetry and the tradition of writing death poems chinese death poems written by zen monks and japanese death poems written by haiku poets i thought the introduction was useful. Zen buddhist ideas about death are also described as a preface to the collection of chinese death poems by zen monks that are also included finally the last section contains three hundred twenty haiku some of which have never been assembled before in english translation and romanized in japanese. Over the years i have rarely spotted haiku books when i found this book of japanese death poems written by zen monks and haiku poets on the verge of death i snapped it up this small chunky hand sized paperback begins with part 1 an 88 page overview of the history of japanese poems. Review japanese death poems written by zen monks and haiku poets on the verge of death user review caroline goodreads first read this a couple years ago and since then i regularly pick it up
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