Matsuo Basho

(1644 - 1694 / Iga Province / Japan)

A Caterpillar - Poem by Matsuo Basho

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A caterpillar,
this deep in fall--
still not a butterfly.


Translated by Robert Hass


Comments about A Caterpillar by Matsuo Basho

  • Freshman - 907 Points Michelle Claus (4/17/2014 6:33:00 PM)

    I'm still not a butterfly, either... still developing (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Dasha Y (6/3/2008 5:19:00 PM)

    i hate this poem
    blah it (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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