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