Only Companion : Japanese Poems of Love and Longing (Shambhala Centaur Editions)
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:12/17/1996 - Shambhala
By: Sam Hamill
Written by court princesses, exiled officials, Zen priests, and recluses, the one hundred and fifty poems translated here represent te rich diversity of Japan's poetic tradition. Varying in tone from the sensuous and erotic to the profoundly spiritual, each poem captures a sense of the poignant beauty and longing known only in the fleeting experience of the moment. "In Sam Hamill's translations - free, strong, and clear - the deep currents of the originals run true." -- Jane Hirshfield