Haiku expresses deep meaning in few words.
It represents the ultimate refinement of a long tradition of eastern literature which derives its inspiration from a type of Buddhism known as Zen.
Haiku poetry excels in one of the rarest of artistic virtues – the virtue of knowing when to stop; of knowing when enough has been said.
Zen uncovers this virtue as not just the secret of art but of life itself.
Haikus by Various Zen Monks
Read by Hiro Hoshino
Sources of Wisdom:
Japanese Death Poems: Written by Zen Monks and Haiku Poets on the Verge of Death
One hundred Famous Haiku by Daniel C. Buchanan
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