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Poems by Santoka (Santoka Taneda)

Santoka Taneda is a fascinating figure who bridged ancient and modern Zen traditions in Japan at the beginning of the 20th century. He lived much of his life as a wandering hermit, taking to the road, visiting pilgrimage spots, begging, and composing haiku. He wrote, "Days I don't enjoy: Any day I don't walk, drink sake, and compose haiku."

His haiku whittle down each moment to the observed bare essentials, witnessing the splendor in each mundane moment as it is.

Poems by Santoka (Santoka Taneda)

Recommended Books: Santoka (Santoka Taneda)

This Dance of Bliss: Ecstatic Poetry from Around the World Haiku Enlightenment: New Expanded Edition Mountain Tasting: The Haiku and Journals of Santoka Taneda For All My Walking: Free-Verse Haiku Teneda Santoka with Excerpts from His Diary