Matsuo Basho

(1644 - 1694 / Iga Province / Japan)

Matsuo Basho Poems

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