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message 1: by Allen (new)

Allen Liff | 1 comments I looked over several haiku by Bashō, the famed Japanese poet of the Edo era, and tried to imagine which haiku matches up with a particular novel or author. Here goes! (Feel free to add your own!)

Nothing in the cry
of cicadas suggests they
are about to die
[This feels like a Stephen King novel]


Wrapping dumplings in
bamboo leaves, with one finger
she tidies her hair
[Margaret Atwood]


A weathered skeleton
in windy fields of memory,
piercing like a knife
[The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold]


I would like to use
that scarecrow's tattered clothes
in this midnight frost
[Used by Neil Gaiman if he ever decided to re-imagine The Wizard of Oz]

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message 2: by M (new)

M Fog horns in the night.
Svelte, beautiful, rain spattered,
A dead girl walks in.

(Vera Caspary, Laura.)


message 3: by John (new)

John David (nicholasofautrecourt) Which Atwood novel is that supposed to be? I don't remember any of her novels where dumpling-making plays an integral role.


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