After leaving Haguro, we came to the castle town of Tsuru-ga-oka…and were greated by the samurai Nagayama Shigeyuki. We composed a round of haiku, bid farewell, and started by boat down the Mogami, bound for Sakata Harbor…
From Hot Sea Mountain
southward to Windy Beach
the evening coolsBasho, “The Narrow Road to the Interior,” translated by Sam Hamill, the Essential Basho, p. 25
Sometimes Saturday night is for performing poetry. And sometimes its for Crabcakes at home, grading papers, and watching a Great Performance of the Play Red.
the impatience of a bride
calling me to bed
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