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. Japanese death poems written by zen monks and haiku poets on the verge of death a wonderful introduction the japanese tradition of jisei this volume is crammed with exquisite spontaneous verse . This is another outstanding collectors book from tuttle publishing if you are a poet interested in japanese history and culture or love reading poetry especially haiku than this thick small size book is for you the 100s of poems included are thought provoking and many times written just before death by poets throughout history. Buy a cheap copy of japanese death poems written by zen book by yoel hoffmann although the consciousness of death is in most cultures very much a part of life this is perhaps nowhere more true than in japan where the approach of death has free shipping over 10
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