Yosa Buson

(1716 - 1784 / Osaka / Japan)

Blow Of An Ax - Poem by Yosa Buson

Blow of an ax,
pine scent,
the winter woods.


Translated by Robert Hass


Comments about Blow Of An Ax by Yosa Buson

  • Gold Star - 9,236 Points Douglas Scotney (9/3/2015 8:55:00 PM)

    Pine scent,
    blow of winter,
    an ax in the woods. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 315 Points Pamela Sinicrope (9/3/2015 2:17:00 PM)

    Pithy..............powerful (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,541 Points John Richter (9/3/2015 11:43:00 AM)

    Essential to life.... A sensual explosion in a second of time.... Brilliant (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,085 Points Rahman Henry (9/3/2015 3:27:00 AM)

    Simply mind blowing. wonderful.

    Here is my Bengali Version (Bengalization/ Bengali Translation) :

    কুঠারের এক ঘা/ রবার্ট হাস


    কুঠারের এক ঘা,
    পাইন কাঠের গন্ধ,
    শীতের অরণ্য।

    * তাৎক্ষণিক বাঙলায়ন: রহমান হেনরী (Report) Reply

    Bronze Star - 2,085 Points Rahman Henry (9/3/2015 3:35:00 AM)

    * Blow Of An Ax - Poem by Yosa Buson

    Blow of an ax,
    pine scent,
    the winter woods.

    ** Bengali Version/ Bengali Translation/ Bengalized by Rahman Henry


    কুঠারের এক ঘা/ যোসা বুসন

    কুঠারের এক ঘা,
    পাইন কাঠের গন্ধ,
    শীতের অরণ্য।

  • Gold Star - 9,637 Points Ramesh T A (9/3/2015 12:23:00 AM)

    Scent of fresh wood can be felt by cutting tree by axe sure! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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