As I’ve said before, sometimes I find poetry and sometimes poetry finds me! I was taking an early morning walk through Boston Common when I came across this plaque. Having had haiku on my mind lately (between my posts yesterday and Monday), I stopped to appreciate it and take a picture. I had never heard of the poet before and looked him up upon returning home. It turns out the Mr. Aso was basically a renaissance man – born in Tokyo, he lived in Boston for over 30 years and was a world renowned artist, poet, opera singer, and kayak expedition leader (yep, you read that right! Read his whole biography here). This kind of chance meeting with new poets and poetry is one of my favorite ways to spend a Saturday. Enjoy!