Matsuo Basho

(1644 - 1694 / Iga Province / Japan)

A Weathered Skeleton - Poem by Matsuo Basho

A weathered skeleton
in windy fields of memory,
piercing like a knife

Form: Haiku

Comments about A Weathered Skeleton by Matsuo Basho

  • Gold Star - 13,865 Points Susan Williams (10/2/2015 3:30:00 PM)

    every word perfectly chosen for effect (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 69,158 Points Fabrizio Frosini (4/18/2015 11:04:00 AM)

    beautiful imagery, and as sharp as that knife.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 40 Points Ray Schreiber (2/18/2012 9:19:00 PM)

    Lovely picture of a familiar experience had by all. Another gem by the father of haiku. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 2, 2010

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