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Matsuo Basho Biography

Bashō was born Matsuo Kinsaku around 1644, somewhere near Ueno in Iga Province. His father may have been a low-ranking samurai, which would have promised Bashō a career in the military but not much chance of a notable life. It was traditionally claimed by biographers that he worked in the kitchens. However, as a child Bashō became a ...

Matsuo Basho Poems

1.
The Old Pond

Following are several translations
of the 'Old Pond' poem, which may be
the most famous of all haiku:
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2.
Autumn Moonlight

Autumn moonlight--
a worm digs silently
into the chestnut.
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3.
A Bee

A bee
staggers out
of the peony.
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4.
A Snowy Morning

A snowy morning--
by myself,
chewing on dried salmon.
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5.
Collection Of Six Haiku

Waking in the night;
the lamp is low,
the oil freezing.
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Matsuo Basho Comments

Fabrizio Frosini 21 January 2016

???????????? araumi ya / Sado ni yokotau / amanogawa the rough sea / stretching out towards Sado / the Milky Way [1689]

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Fabrizio Frosini 21 January 2016

??????????? furu ike ya / kawazu tobikomu / mizu no oto an ancient pond / a frog jumps in / the splash of water [1686]

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Fabrizio Frosini 19 January 2016

the 'FOUR GREAT': Matsuo Basho, Issa Kobayashi, Yosa Buson, Masaoka Shiki..

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Judy Meibach 30 April 2010

I never quite understood haiku until I started reading the works of Basho - now I am studying haiku - and it is quite enlightening - something very different than the poetry that I have often been accustomed to.

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ok 12 May 2021

nice

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hi mr volpi 08 December 2020

i like haiku they cool

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To consume the nutrients- 05 February 2020

Eat the child. thanks.

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yes! ! 05 February 2020

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