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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