Matsuo Basho

(1644 - 1694 / Iga Province / Japan)

Matsuo Basho Poems

1. Temple Bells Die Out 12/8/2014
2. By the old temple 11/5/2015
3. Now the swinging bridge 11/5/2015
4. All the day long 11/5/2015
5. Cedar umbrellas 11/5/2015
6. The Narrow Road To The Deep North: Prologue 4/2/2010
7. The Morning Glories 4/2/2010
8. The Warbler Sings 4/2/2010
9. On The White Poppy 4/2/2010
10. The Clouds Come And Go 4/2/2010
11. On Buddha's Deathday 4/2/2010
12. The Shallows 4/2/2010
13. The Whole Family 4/2/2010
14. The She Cat 4/2/2010
15. This First Fallen Snow 4/2/2010
16. From Time To Time 4/2/2010
17. With A Warbler 4/2/2010
18. Souls' Festival 4/2/2010
19. Tremble Oh My Gravemound 4/2/2010
20. The Banana Tree 4/2/2010
21. On The Cow Shed 4/2/2010
22. Flower 4/2/2010
23. Husking Rice 4/2/2010
24. Won't You Come And See 4/2/2010
25. Scarecrow In The Hillock 4/2/2010
26. The Winter Leeks 4/2/2010
27. With Every Gust Of Wind 4/2/2010
28. Sleep On Horseback 4/2/2010
29. Even That Old Horse 4/2/2010
30. The Winter Storm 4/2/2010
31. Shaking The Grave 4/2/2010
32. Wrapping Dumplings 4/2/2010
33. Eaten Alive 4/2/2010
34. The Petals Tremble 4/2/2010
35. How Wild The Sea Is 4/2/2010
36. Ungraciously 4/2/2010
37. I Like To Wash 4/2/2010
38. Untitled 4/2/2010
39. The Butterfly 4/2/2010
40. The First Snow 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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Awake At Night

Awake at night--
the sound of the water jar
cracking in the cold.


Translated by Robert Hass

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