Monday, December 2, 2013


‘’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.

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