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The Selected Poems of Li-Po

A present project of my own has made me very haiku-hungry of late, so last night I decided to settle down with some Basho for inspiration and enjoyment. However, horror-upon-horror, browsing my poetry collection revealed that it was not only devoid of that banana tree-loving haiku master but all haiku masters, save John Nagamichi Cho’s “SPAM-ku” (buy), which is haiku and very humourous but not the kind of thing for which I was in the mood. Already nestled in a warm house with good music and comfort abounding, I decided, instead of going out to the local library or several bookstores which may/may not have some in-stack Basho, to sit down with a drunken Chinese modernist from 701 ad.