Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Teaser Tuesday with Basho's Haiku. Selected Poems of Matsuo Basho

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Here's my teaser from Basho's Haiku. Selected Poems of Matsuo Basho (translated by David Landis Barnhill):

I spent a number of days in Awazu, where there was a man who loved the tea ceremony. He gathered chrysantheum flowers from a nearby beach and invited me to tea.

a butterfly too comes
to sip the vinegar:
chrysanthemum salad

You can stop by Amazon and download one of my haiku chapbooks for free: 17 Syllables: Of Love and Life.


  1. Such a sight you bring to light

  2. Absolutely lovely. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Really nice... great teaser.

  4. Really beautiful... I wish I could write poetry.

  5. darn! i missed the free haikus! will still check out! love so much from so few syllables!

    and from previous post, i would meet you in those worlds! just saw stardust again last week! love claire daines!

  6. Lovely lines indeed. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Just dropping by to say hello. What's been happening?

    Tossing It Out