Description:Michael Hofmann (Sumi-e Paintings) Collectible-Near Fine in None...Michael Hofmann (Sumi-e Paintings) Collectible-Near Fine in None as Issued jacket. Stated First Printing of May, 1980. Text/BRAND NEW. Illustrated soft cover/NF w/trace edge and surface wear. Collection of poems written during the seven-year period Texas-born, cowboy-monk, Raymond Coffin lived in a Renzai monastery in Kyoto, Japan. The monastery had over two thousand maples, the leaves turning "burgundy red, navaho yellow, or flaming red orange" before they fall. The opening poem, titled Momiji (maple) reads: "The leaves that fall/ Behind my broom/ Become tomorrow's/ Sweepings..."
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