Reading Bashō in Our Valley

      by Terry Martin

When I smell the sage release green heat
Hear pheasants flutter on the rise
See the sun shine orange on Mt. Adams
Even in Yakima
I long for Yakima.


From The Light You Find, Selah, Washington: Blue Begonia Press, 2014, page. 85. Also produced as Coaster Poem #1, with handset type, at Bremelo Press, Seattle, Washington.