A Taste of Butterfly Dreams: The Seasons through Haiku and Photographs
Photographs by Michael Lustbader • Translations by William J. Higginson • Calligraphy by Eri Takase

About: This album presents several pages from the electronic book Butterfly Dreams: The Seasons through Haiku and Photographs. We hope you enjoy these pages. Please note that these include only 25 of 130 such pages, with striking nature photographs by Michael Lustbader and accurate, enjoyable translations of traditional and modern Japanese haiku by William J. Higginson. In addition, each pair of image and poem in the book links to comments on the translations and the images by Bill and Michael. Finally, we are delighted to include the calligraphy of master calligrapher Eri Takase that begins each season here and in the book. You may begin viewing A Taste of Butterfly Dreams here: Title Page.
Navigation on the Web: From the contents page, each thumbnail links to the page indicated. At the bottom of each main page, there are links to the next and previous pages, to the contents page, and, where applicable, to a page of the comments on the image and the poem. (Comments on the poems give the Japanese text in romaji, plus information on the background of each poem. Comments on the images deal with locations, conditions, and technical aspects of preparing the images for publication. Comments on about half of the main pages shown here have been included in this Web presentation.) Return to the Contents page. (Note: There is a special discount coupon offer on one of the comments pages!)
Navigation in the Electronic Book: In the e-book, you can easily navigate from one page to the next, from each page to the table of contents, and from each page to the comments about the image and haiku on that page, and back again. And you can quickly return to the table of contents, or move through the comments pages. (It's actually easier—and a lot faster—than navigating on this web site!) Details on how to navigate in the e-book are packed with the CD-ROM, along with how to find on-line the free Adobe Acrobat Reader® you use to read the book. (You probably already have this on your computer, but in case you don't, we have found the fastest way to get the correct version, without wading through all of the Adobe Web site to find it! Since you will need the Reader to download the order form, here's the URL for that special web page: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2_allversions.html)
Get the electronic book: At the bottom of each page is a link that says "Buy the electronic book on CD-ROM." This link takes you to a page with information on how to buy your own copy of the e-book with 130 pages of photographs and haiku, plus comments on every poem and image. We hope you will want to see more of these fine images and enjoy the haiku we have paired them with. —Bill Higginson and Michael Lustbader

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