“Drink Vicariously” has been reborn as “Love and Barley.”
The inspiration for the new name is from a collection of poems by the Japanese haiku master Basho, who eschewed material possessions and devoted his life to traveling. The new name pinpoints our passions: barley, travel, and writing.
Befittingly, the compilation “On Love and Barley” begins with poetry written on, for, and about the new year:
In my new robe
From late autumn
Spring come – New Year’s
gourd stuffed, five quarts
of last year’s rice.