Matsuo Basho

(1644 - 1694 / Iga Province / Japan)

Matsuo Basho Poems

1. Cedar umbrellas 11/5/2015
2. Now the swinging bridge 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. The Narrow Road To The Deep North: Prologue 4/2/2010
7. Husking Rice 4/2/2010
8. With Every Gust Of Wind 4/2/2010
9. Untitled 4/2/2010
10. Souls' Festival 4/2/2010
11. This First Fallen Snow 4/2/2010
12. On The Cow Shed 4/2/2010
13. Crossing Long Fields 4/2/2010
14. The Warbler Sings 4/2/2010
15. On The White Poppy 4/2/2010
16. Scarecrow In The Hillock 4/2/2010
17. The Banana Tree 4/2/2010
18. Shaking The Grave 4/2/2010
19. Flower 4/2/2010
20. Won't You Come And See 4/2/2010
21. With A Warbler 4/2/2010
22. The Morning Glories 4/2/2010
23. On Buddha's Deathday 4/2/2010
24. Sleep On Horseback 4/2/2010
25. From Time To Time 4/2/2010
26. Wrapping Dumplings 4/2/2010
27. Tremble Oh My Gravemound 4/2/2010
28. Even That Old Horse 4/2/2010
29. The She Cat 4/2/2010
30. The Winter Leeks 4/2/2010
31. The Shallows 4/2/2010
32. The Whole Family 4/2/2010
33. Ungraciously 4/2/2010
34. The First Snow 4/2/2010
35. How Wild The Sea Is 4/2/2010
36. The Winter Storm 4/2/2010
37. Under My Tree-Roof 4/2/2010
38. Year’s End, 4/2/2010
39. On New Year's Day 4/2/2010
40. Eaten Alive 4/2/2010
Best Poem of Matsuo Basho

A Bee

A bee
staggers out
of the peony.


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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