Summer 2002 • Vol. XXIV No. 3/4 Poetry |

Variation on Bashō’s Snow Party

Could we not have an air party taking tea at the window then, sinuses prepared, walking gathering lungfuls, the way leaves are swept into wide open-necked sacks and afterwards comparing notes. Some would find it neutral, scentless others detect faint flavors passing some might debate the role of trees and standing under one look up at a benefactor, thinking a benediction was in order.

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