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Rachel Carson

Day: December 31, 2021

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December 31, 2021

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

It is the eve of a new year. That seems hopeful considering the struggles of 2020 and 2021. What better way, then, to ring in the new year than with verse dedicated to the beauty and honesty of winter? Before the poems, however, is a little background about the poet, Matsuo Bashō, who was born Matsuo Munefusa. Bashō’s name is taken from a banana (bashō) tree that he planted in his garden.

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