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Japanese Haiku by Bashō Matsuo
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Nov 27, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: foriegn-literature, japanese-literature, poetry
Read on November 27, 2011

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Quotes Rosanna Liked

Yosa Buson
“Standing still at dusk
Listen . . . in far distances
The song of froglings!”
Yosa Buson, Japanese Haiku

Bashō Matsuo
“Dead my old fine hopes
And dry my dreaming but still...
Iris, blue each spring”
Bashō Matsuo, Japanese Haiku

Bashō Matsuo
“Ballet in the air...
Twin butterflies until, twice white
They Meet, they mate”
Bashō Matsuo, Japanese Haiku

Kobayashi Issa
“On the Death of his Child

Dew Evaporates
And all our world is dew...so dear,
So fresh, so fleeting”
Kobayashi Issa, Japanese Haiku

Bashō Matsuo
“Seek on high bare trails
Sky-reflecting violets...
Mountain-top jewels”
Bashō Matsuo, Japanese Haiku

Bashō Matsuo
“For a lovely bowl
Let us arrange these flowers...
For there is no rice”
Bashō Matsuo, Japanese Haiku

Bashō Matsuo
“April's air stirs in
Willow-leaves...a butterfly
Floats and balances”
Bashō Matsuo, Japanese Haiku

Kobayashi Issa
“Arise from sleep, old cat,
And with great yawns and stretchings...
Amble out for love”
Kobayashi Issa, Japanese Haiku

Kobayashi Issa
“Hi! My little hut
Is newly-thatched I see...
Blue morning-glories”
Kobayashi Issa, Japanese Haiku

Kobayashi Issa
“In the city fields
Contemplating cherry-trees...
Strangers are like friends”
Kobayashi Issa, Japanese Haiku

Bashō Matsuo
“Don't touch my plumtree!
Said my friend and saying so...
Broke the branch for me”
Bashō Matsuo, Japanese Haiku

Bashō Matsuo
“Twilight whippoorwill...
Whistle on, sweet deepener
Of dark loneliness”
Bashō Matsuo, Japanese Haiku

Bashō Matsuo
“Many solemn nights
Blond moon, we stand and marvel...
Sleeping our noons away”
Bashō Matsuo, Japanese Haiku

Bashō Matsuo
“Mountain-rose petals
Falling, falling, falling now...
Waterfall music”
Bashō Matsuo, Japanese Haiku

Bashō Matsuo
“Amorous cat, alas
You too must yowl with your love...
or even worse, without!”
Bashō Matsuo, Japanese Haiku

Bashō Matsuo
“Why so scrawny, cat?
Starving for fat fish or mice...
Or backyard love?”
Bashō Matsuo, Japanese Haiku

Bashō Matsuo
“Describe plum-blossoms?
Better than my verses...white
Wordless Butterflies”
Bashō Matsuo, Japanese Haiku

Bashō Matsuo
“Old dark sleepy pool...
Quick unexpected frog
Goes plop! Watersplash!”
Bashō Matsuo, Japanese Haiku

“Come come! Come Out!
From bogs old frogs command the dark
and look...the stars”
Kikaku, Japanese Haiku

Kobayashi Issa
“Giddy grasshopper
Take care...do not leap and crush
These pearls of dewdrop”
Kobayashi Issa, Japanese Haiku

“If you were silent
Flight of herons on dark sky...
Oh! Autumn snowflakes!”
Sokan, Japanese Haiku

Bashō Matsuo
“All Heaven and Earth
Flowered white obliterate...
Snow...unceasing snow”
Bashō Matsuo, Japanese Haiku

“Such a little child
To send to be a priestling...
Icy poverty”
Shiki, Japanese Haiku


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