Patricia Machmiller and June Hymas were very lucky to take poetry seminars with Robert Hass
during the time when he was thinking very seriously about haiku and preparing his book,
The Essential Haiku, versions of Basho, Buson and Issa, Ecco, 1995.
Here he is shown at our YT Asilomar Retreat.
The book he is holding is Basho and His Interpreters by Makota Ueda,
Stanford University Press, 1992.
one long horn, one short
what's on his mind?
translated by Robert Hass
The Essential Haiku, versions of Basho, Buson and Issa, Ecco, 1995, page 85.
During this session, deer browsed peacefully outside the window.
That's Patricia Machmiller in front of the flag.
I was focusing on the deer. . .