***On The Old Pond
I have seen
The old pond
Frog jumping in
And sound of water
The Old Pond
Following are several translations
of the 'Old Pond' poem, which may be
the most famous of all haiku:
mizu no oto
Fu-ru (old) i-ke (pond) ya,
ka-wa-zu (frog) to-bi-ko-mu (jumping into)
mi-zu (water) no o-to (sound)
Translated by Fumiko Saisho
The old pond-
a frog jumps in,
sound of water.
Translated by Robert Hass
a frog jumps in
Translated by William J. Higginson
An old silent pond...
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again.
Translated by Harry Behn
There is the old pond!
Lo, into it jumps a frog:
hark, water's music!
Translated by John Bryan
The silent old pond
a mirror of ancient calm,
a frog-leaps-in splash.
Translated by Dion O'Donnol
Translated by Cid Corman
frantic frog jumps in-
Translated by Bernard Lionel Einbond
MAFIA HIT MAN POET: NOTE FOUND PINNED TO LAPEL
OF DROWNED VICTIM'S DOUBLE-BREASTED SUIT! ! !
'Dere wasa dis frogg
Gone jumpa offa da logg
Now he inna bogg.'
Translated by George M. Young, Jr.
leap - splash
Translated by Lucien Stryck
The old pond,
A frog jumps in: .
Translated by Allan Watts
The old pond, yes, and
A frog is jumping into
The water, and splash.
Translated by G.S. Fraser
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Comments about this poem (***On The Old Pond by Sadiqullah Khan )
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