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On Love and Barley by Matsuo Bashō
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Feb 25, 2010

it was amazing
Read from February 24 to 25, 2010

Its really mind-blowing to see how much Basho does with so little (Haiku isn't as long as, say, "Paradise Lost"). My favorites, in order of appearance, are 12, 27, 40, 80, 107, 1112, 117, 120, 152, 166, 174, 186, 193, 199, and 234. of these, 199 is probably my favorite:

"How I long to see
among dawn flowers,
the face of God."

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