Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Morning Mist By Mary Kullberg


‘’Not just beautiful, though—the stars are like trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And watching me.’’-Haruki.Morning Mist is a book of half Haiku poems by Basho and Thoreau’s poems.This book is organized like a long Haiku poem.

Both Thoreau and Basho respond to Mother Nature. They both have a beautiful sense to Mother Nature. I clearly understood the illustrations because it matches the piece. The book had a black bird illustration on page 84.

Someone who would like this book would be someone that likes poetry. ‘’In my hut a square of light cast6 by the window moon. Nine times a rose to see the moon…whose solemn pace marks only midnight.’’-Basho page 57. This piece talks about someone looking at the beautiful moon. ’Learn about a pine, from a pine, and about a bamboo from a bamboo.’’-Basho ‘’Few come to the woods to see how the pine lives and grows and spires, lifting it, evergreen arms of light, to see its perfect success.’’-Thoreau page 78.This talks about the woods and how people hardly, go there and see how pine trees grow. “As lightning flashes zig-zag screeches of the heron, flying in the dark.’’-Basho. ’The lightning filled the damp air like some vast glow worm… opening its wings.’’ –Thoreau. This piece characterizes a bird .The bird is compared to lightning. The purpose to this book was for people to see and feel what nature does for you.

Kullberg, Mary E., Bashō Matsuo, and Henry David Thoreau. Morning Mist: Through the Seasons with Matsuo Basho and Henry David Thoreau. New York: Weatherhill, 1993. Print.

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