Not by car,
Not by plane—
By neither haysled
Nor rickety cart
–or even by Elijah’s fiery chariot!
You’ll never get farther than Bashō.
He got there by foot.
[From THE DREAM WE CARRY, Selected and Last Poems of Olav H. Hauge, Translated by Robert Bly and Robert Hedin, Copper Canyon Press, 2008]
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