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Gazing at the Moon: Buddhist Poems of Solitude
By: Saigyo

Gazing at the Moon: Buddhist Poems of Solitude, Saigyo


 
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Author: Saigyo
Translator: Meredith McKinney
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781611809428
Publication Date: 2021

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A fresh translation of the classical Buddhist poetry of Saigyo, whose aesthetics of nature, love, and sorrow came to epitomize the Japanese poetic tradition.

Saigyo, the Buddhist name of Fujiwara no Norikiyo (1118-1190), is one of Japan's most famous and beloved poets. He was a recluse monk who spent much of his life wandering and seeking after the Buddhist way. Combining his love of poetry with his spiritual evolution, he produced beautiful, lyrical lines infused with a Buddhist perception of the world.

Gazing at the Moon presents over one hundred of Saigyo's tanka--traditional 31-syllable poems--newly rendered into English by renowned translator Meredith McKinney. This selection of poems conveys Saigyo's story of Buddhist awakening, reclusion, seeking, enlightenment, and death, embodying the Japanese aesthetic ideal of mono no aware--to be moved by sorrow in witnessing the ephemeral world.
Gazing at the Moon: Buddhist Poems of Solitude, Saigyo, Shambhala, Paperback, 160 pp, $16.65

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