Sunday, July 5, 2015

Black Bamboo

Mary Hill cultivated a small stand of black bamboo is her back yard. 
It made the perfect place to hang the paper kimonos and poem-papers 
at our Tanabata Celebration; we were able to celebrate here several times.

a bamboo shoot
when I was a child it was
fun to sketch

a cuckoo
in a bamboo thicket
leaking moonlight

Both translations from
Basho; The Complete Haiku
by Jane Reichhold, Kodansha, 2008, page 197

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