Morning Mist

First published in Woodnotes #18, Autumn 1993, page 33. Compare this book with Ian Marshall’s 2009 book, Walden by Haiku.

Morning Mist: Thoreau and Bashō Through the Seasons by Mary Kullberg. Wood block prints by Gwen Frostic. Weatherhill, 1993, 136 pages, paperback, 4¼ by 5 inches. $7.95 at bookstores. A selection of writings by Bashō and Thoreau, including numerous haiku. Each page offers a selection from both authors in counterpoint, echoing each other’s similar ideals and their love of nature and simplicity. Especially recommended.