Foxes in the Garden

First published in Woodnotes #18, Autumn 1993, page 33. +

Foxes in the Garden and Other Prose Pieces by Patricia Neubauer. Illustrations by the author. Lantern Paperback, 1993, 36 pages, 5½ by 8½ inches. $7.00 plus $1.00 postage from Patricia Neubauer, 4360 East Texas Road, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 18103 [address no longer correct]. An unusual book offering five prose pieces, including two explorations of favorite Buson and Shuran haiku, two narratives inspired by favorite modern haiku by Cor van den Heuvel and L. A. Davidson, and a fine haibun called “White Shirts.” Not a collection of haiku, but recommended reading for all haiku poets. The Buson poem inspiring the book’s title:

Among narcissi foxes play under the evening moon