Saturday, December 21, 2013

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Tricycle Daily Dharma December 21, 2013

Basho on Haiku

If you describe a green willow in the spring rain it will be excellent, but haiku needs more homely images, such as a crow picking snails in a rice paddy.
- Basho (trans. Robert Hass), "Swamp Marigold"
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