Reading List

The following have been a source of inspiration, some the lesser, some greater:

  • Autumn Wind Haiku, Selected Poems of Kobayashi Issa, Lewis Mackenzie
  • Basho, The Complete Haiku, Matsuo Basho, Jane Reichold (translator)
  • Because Of The Rain, A Collection Of Korean Zen Poems, Companions For The Journey, White Pine Press
  • Book Of Tea, The, Kakuko Okakura
  • Clouds Should Know Me By Now (The), Buddhist Poet Monks of China, Red Pine and Mike O’Connor (editors.), Wisdom Publications
  • Haiku – the British Museum, David Cobb (editor).
  • Haiku Animals – the British Museum, Mavis Pilbeam (editor).
  • Haiku Garden, A, Stephen Adiss with Fumiko & Akira Yamamoto
  • Haiku Journey, A, Matsuo Basho, Dorothy Britton (translator)
  • Haiku Master Buson, Companions For The Journey, White Pine Press
  • Heaven My Blanket, Earth My Pillow, Poems from the Sung Dynasty, China, Yang Wan Li, Companions For The Journey, White Pine Press
  • Hsin Hsin Ming, Verses On The Faith-Mind, SengTs’an, Third Zen Patriarch, Richard B. Clarke (translator)
  • Mountain Tasting, Zen Haiku Of Santoka Taneda
  • Narrow Road To The Deep North and Other Travel Sketches, The, Matsuo Basho, Noboyuki Yuasa (translator)
  • Narrow Road To Oku, The, Matsuo Basho
  • One Robe, One Bowl, The Zen Poetry of Ryokan, John Stevens (translator)
  • Pilgrim Of The Clouds, Poems And Essays From Ming China, Yuan Hung-tao, Jonathan Chavers (translator)
  • Poems of the Late Tang, Penguin Classics, Betty Radice and Robert Baldick, after E. V. Rieu (editors)
  • Road To Heaven, Encounters With Chinese Hermits, Bill Porter, 1993
  • Selected Poems Of Tu Fu, Tu Fu, David Hinton (translated)
  • Shape of Light, The, James Wright, Companions For The Journey, White Pine Press
  • Simmering Away, Songs From The Kanginshu, Yasuhiko Moriguchi and David Jenkins (translators), Companions For The Journey, White Pine Press
  • Spring Of My Life and Selected Haiku, Kobayashi Issa, Sam Hamill (translator)
  • When I Find You Again It Will Be In Mountains, Selected Poems of Chia Tao, Mike O’Connor (translator)
  • White Crane – Love Songs of the Sixth Dalai Lama, Companions For The Journey, White Pine Press

The list is non-exhaustive, presented in alphabetical order:

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