Reginald Horace Blyth

1898 - 1964

A Quote by Reginald Horace Blyth on thought

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Nothing divides one so much as thought.

Reginald Horace Blyth (1898 - 1964)

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A Quote by Reginald Horace Blyth on love, nature, poetry, poets, and religion

The love of nature is religion, and that religion is poetry; these three things are one thing. This is the unspoken creed of haiku poets.

Reginald Horace Blyth (1898 - 1964)

Source: History of Haiku, Vol. 1, Introduction, 8.5

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A Quote by Reginald Horace Blyth on acceptance, appreciation, courage, creation, freedom, humor, loneliness, love, mind, morality, and simplicity

These are some of the characteristics of the state of mind which the creation and appreciation of haiku demand: Selflessness, Loneliness, Grateful Acceptance, Wordlessness, Non-intellectuality, Contradictoriness, Humor, Freedom, Non-morality, Simplicity, Materiality, Love, and Courage.

Reginald Horace Blyth (1898 - 1964)

Source: Haiku, Volume 1, Section 2, p. 154-

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A Quote by Reginald Horace Blyth

The importance and unimportance of the self cannot be exaggerated.

Reginald Horace Blyth (1898 - 1964)

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A Quote by Reginald Horace Blyth on books, interest, poetry, popularity, schools, time, writers, and zen

Regarding R. H. Blyth: Blyth's four volume Haiku became especially popular at this time [1950's] because his translations were based on the assumption that the haiku was the poetic expression of Zen. Not surprisingly, his books attracted the attention of the Beat school, most notably writers such as Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder and Jack Kerouac, all of whom had a prior interest in Zen.

Reginald Horace Blyth (1898 - 1964)

Source: Zen Quotes — George Swede, Haiku in English in North America

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A Quote by Reginald Horace Blyth on books

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Regarding R. H. Blyth: For translations, the best books are still those by R. H. Blyth. . . .

Reginald Horace Blyth (1898 - 1964)

Source: Zen Quotes — Michael Dylan Welch, Want Fries with Those Haiku, 2000

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A Quote by Reginald Horace Blyth on books, organize, and seasons

Regarding R. H. Blyth: The first book in English based on the saijiki is R. H. Blyth's Haiku, published in four volumes from 1949 to 1952. After the first, background volume, the remaining three consist of a collection of Japanese haiku with translations, all organized by season, and within the seasons by traditional categories and about three hundred seasonal topics.

Reginald Horace Blyth (1898 - 1964)

Source: William J. Higginson, The Haiku Seasons, 1996, p. 119 [saijiki]

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A Quote by Reginald Horace Blyth on men

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Regarding R. H. Blyth: Two men who may be called pillars of the Western haiku movement, Harold G. Henderson and R. H. Blyth. . . .

Reginald Horace Blyth (1898 - 1964)

Source: Zen Quotes — Elizabeth Searle Lamb, A Haiku Path, p. 5

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A Quote by Reginald Horace Blyth on art and zen

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Art is frozen Zen

Reginald Horace Blyth (1898 - 1964)

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A Quote by Reginald Horace Blyth on life

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A haiku is the expression of a temporary enlightenment, in which we see into the life of things.

Reginald Horace Blyth (1898 - 1964)

Source: Zen Quotes

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