March 27th 2016

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straight-
····ening the scarecrow’s clothes—spring’s
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Buson saw the animate in the inanimate. He humorously could see a goblin in  an umbrella and had an eye for little monstrosities. In Buson’s poetry one senses a more approachable personality than Basho—and perhaps more easy-going. I tried to capture a little of that in last night’s haiku. Not sure I did.
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142 March 27th 2016 | bottlecap

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