ISBN: 9780714123394 Category:

Alan Cummings


Haiku poems about the natural world and the seasons are well known, but many poets have used the genre to capture the evocations of love. Combining elegant and restrained haiku with lively senryū poems, all aspects of romantic love are explored here with h umour, satire, wit and compassion. Poems by both men and women from the 1600s to the present day are beautifully illustrated with images from the unrivalled collection of Japanese paintings and prints in the British Museum. From the tender and the melanch oly to the witty and the ribald, the poems and images in Haiku: Love comment on the most universal of human emotions.

Additional information

Weight 368 g
Dimensions 15.7 x 19 cm
Publisher name The British Museum Press
Publication date 1 September 2013
Number of pages 96
Format Hardback
Dimensions 15.7 x 19 cm
Weight 368 g


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