SONGS FROM THE LAND OF DAWN by Toychiko Kagawa & Others

SONGS FROM THE LAND OF DAWN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a little book for Christian missionaries in the Far East. The verses have been re-written chiefly by a Japanese convert to the Christian religion. He uses the classical Japanese haiku form, for the most part, to express sentiments of Christian solace to his people. The mood is pleasant and friendly; but if the poems contain any quality of their own it is quite obscured by mediocre translation. With an introduction by Ralph Sockman, the book is directed towards church people engaged in work with simple folk unaccustomed to Christian ideas.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1949
Publisher: Friendship Press