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Japanese Haiku (Japanese Haiku Series I) Japanese Haiku by Matsuo Bashō
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Japanese Haiku Quotes Showing 1-23 of 23
“Arise from sleep, old cat,
And with great yawns and stretchings...
Amble out for love”
Issa, Japanese Haiku
“All Heaven and Earth
Flowered white obliterate...
Snow...unceasing snow”
Hashin, Japanese Haiku
“April's air stirs in
Willow-leaves...a butterfly
Floats and balances”
Bashō, Japanese Haiku
“Many solemn nights
Blond moon, we stand and marvel...
Sleeping our noons away”
Teitoku, Japanese Haiku
“Dead my old fine hopes
And dry my dreaming but still...
Iris, blue each spring”
Shushiki, Japanese Haiku
“In the city fields
Contemplating cherry-trees...
Strangers are like friends”
Issa, Japanese Haiku
“Mountain-rose petals
Falling, falling, falling now...
Waterfall music”
Bashō, Japanese Haiku
“Ballet in the air...
Twin butterflies until, twice white
They Meet, they mate”
Bashō, Japanese Haiku
“On the Death of his Child

Dew Evaporates
And all our world is dew...so dear,
So fresh, so fleeting”
Issa, Japanese Haiku
“Why so scrawny, cat?
Starving for fat fish or mice...
Or backyard love?”
Bashō, Japanese Haiku
“Giddy grasshopper
Take care...do not leap and crush
These pearls of dewdrop”
Issa, Japanese Haiku
“Describe plum-blossoms?
Better than my verses...white
Wordless Butterflies”
Reikan, Japanese Haiku
“Old dark sleepy pool...
Quick unexpected frog
Goes plop! Watersplash!”
Bashō, Japanese Haiku
“Twilight whippoorwill...
Whistle on, sweet deepener
Of dark loneliness”
Bashō, Japanese Haiku
“Standing still at dusk
Listen . . . in far distances
The song of froglings!”
Buson, Japanese Haiku
“Don't touch my plumtree!
Said my friend and saying so...
Broke the branch for me”
Taigi, Japanese Haiku
“Amorous cat, alas
You too must yowl with your love...
or even worse, without!”
Yaha, Japanese Haiku
“If you were silent
Flight of herons on dark sky...
Oh! Autumn snowflakes!”
Sokan, Japanese Haiku
“For a lovely bowl
Let us arrange these flowers...
For there is no rice”
Bashō, Japanese Haiku
“Hi! My little hut
Is newly-thatched I see...
Blue morning-glories”
Issa, Japanese Haiku
“Come come! Come Out!
From bogs old frogs command the dark
and look...the stars”
Kikaku, Japanese Haiku
“Seek on high bare trails
Sky-reflecting violets...
Mountain-top jewels”
Bashō, Japanese Haiku
“Such a little child
To send to be a priestling...
Icy poverty”
Shiki, Japanese Haiku