Matsuo Basho

(1644 - 1694 / Iga Province / Japan)

Matsuo Basho Poems

1. Now the swinging bridge 11/5/2015
2. Cedar umbrellas 11/5/2015
3. By the old temple 11/5/2015
4. All the day long 11/5/2015
5. Temple Bells Die Out 12/8/2014
6. On Buddha's Deathday 4/2/2010
7. With A Warbler 4/2/2010
8. Even That Old Horse 4/2/2010
9. The Narrow Road To The Deep North: Prologue 4/2/2010
10. Shaking The Grave 4/2/2010
11. The Whole Family 4/2/2010
12. Souls' Festival 4/2/2010
13. On The White Poppy 4/2/2010
14. On The Cow Shed 4/2/2010
15. The Warbler Sings 4/2/2010
16. Scarecrow In The Hillock 4/2/2010
17. This First Fallen Snow 4/2/2010
18. Year’s End, 4/2/2010
19. The Shallows 4/2/2010
20. Wrapping Dumplings 4/2/2010
21. Won'T You Come And See 4/2/2010
22. The First Snow 4/2/2010
23. The She Cat 4/2/2010
24. Husking Rice 4/2/2010
25. Passing Through The World 4/2/2010
26. Untitled 4/2/2010
27. On New Year's Day 4/2/2010
28. Tremble Oh My Gravemound 4/2/2010
29. Sleep On Horseback 4/2/2010
30. The Winter Leeks 4/2/2010
31. Eaten Alive 4/2/2010
32. The Morning Glories 4/2/2010
33. Petals Of The Mountain Rose 4/2/2010
34. The Petals Tremble 4/2/2010
35. Winter Downpour 4/2/2010
36. Crossing Long Fields 4/2/2010
37. Flower 4/2/2010
38. On This Road 4/2/2010
39. The Passing Spring 4/2/2010
40. With Every Gust Of Wind 4/2/2010
Best Poem of Matsuo Basho

Autumn Moonlight

Autumn moonlight--
a worm digs silently
into the chestnut.


Translated by Robert Hass

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Staying At An Inn

Staying at an inn
where prostitutes are also sleeping--
bush clover and the moon.


Translated by Robert Hass

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