Margaret Chula has contributed to haiku in English not only through her own fine poems but through founding and operating Katsura Press, which published this extended meditation on the tea ceremony (1995) in the house’s typically elegant style. Paperback copies of the book are still available at www.margaretchula.com.
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF president THF president Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.
rain-soaked moss on the tea house wall a blush of ruststooping to enter the four and a half mat room I shake off the dusthost and guest breathe together powder becomes tea