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Monday, January 10, 2011

Haiku as Query Letter

On two previous occasions, I imagined various authors using Haiku by Basho for their query letters (first post, second post). This time we'll try the Haiku of Chiyo-ni.

to tangle or untangle
the willow---
it's up to the wind
     The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

morning glory -
the truth is
the flower hates people
     The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

green leaves or fallen leaves
become one---
in the flowering snow
     Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

purple cloud
isn't it the same color
as the iris?
     The Color Purple by Alice Walker

 From the mind
of a single, long vine
one hundred opening lives
     Sideways by Rex Pickett

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