Tree frog, by aBowman

Click on the image to feed the frog.

Walden by haiku



Prof. Ian Marshall has extracted haiku from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden for his book Walden by haiku.
You can hear a 10-minute interview tonight on KUOW’s Living on Earth. You can listen online:
The link includes a transcript.
Source: Marilyn Sandall

Old Pond – Matsushima, ah!



Basho writes about his visit to Matsushima in his haibun The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

Matsushima is one of the most beautiful landscape in Japan. Just imagine: hundreds of islands covered with pine trees!

Upon seeing one of the most famous views in Japan, Basho composed the following haiku:

Matsushima, ah!

Aah, Matsushima, ah!

Matsushima, ah!

— Basho

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