Matsuo Basho

(1644 - 1694 / Iga Province / Japan)

Matsuo Basho Poems

41. The Butterfly 4/2/2010
42. The First Snow 4/2/2010
43. Petals Of The Mountain Rose 4/2/2010
44. Ungraciously 4/2/2010
45. I Like To Wash 4/2/2010
46. Winter Seclusion 4/2/2010
47. I'M A Wanderer 4/2/2010
48. Passing Through The World 4/2/2010
49. On New Year's Day 4/2/2010
50. The Banana Tree 4/2/2010
51. Morning And Evening 4/2/2010
52. It Is With Awe 4/2/2010
53. Deep Into Autumn 4/2/2010
54. On This Road 4/2/2010
55. Winter Downpour 4/2/2010
56. Cold As It Was 4/2/2010
57. Clouds 4/2/2010
58. The Squid Seller's Call 1/13/2003
59. But For A Woodpecker 4/2/2010
60. Haiku 4/2/2010
61. None Is Travelling 4/2/2010
62. Taking A Nap 1/13/2003
63. Staying At An Inn 1/13/2003
64. Midfield 1/13/2003
65. This Old Village 1/13/2003
66. Wrapping The Rice Cakes 1/13/2003
67. Teeth Sensitive To The Sand 1/13/2003
68. When The Winter Chrysanthemums Go 1/13/2003
69. Heat Waves Shimmering 1/13/2003
70. As They Begin To Rise Again 4/2/2010
71. Moonlight Slanting 1/13/2003
72. The Morning Glory Also 1/13/2003
73. Winter Garden 1/13/2003
74. Bush-Clover Flowers 4/2/2010
75. A Man Infirm 4/2/2010
76. How Admirable 1/13/2003
77. The Dragonfly 1/13/2003
78. A Cuckoo Cries 4/2/2010
79. Spring Rain 1/13/2003
80. Fleas, Lice 1/13/2003

Comments about Matsuo Basho

  • post malone (5/20/2018 9:49:00 PM)

    he is old and his poems are boring

    9 person liked.
    19 person did not like.
  • Noah POO (5/13/2018 9:39:00 PM)

    POO TO THE CAT WHO IS FLAT

  • Unkowen (4/21/2018 6:37:00 PM)

    Is he an author

  • Lil Pump (4/12/2018 4:09:00 PM)

    Its lit I loved it My favoriyte album is by famous dex

  • Frederick Kesner Frederick Kesner (3/8/2018 10:21:00 PM)

    It always is a benefit to learn from the masters. And from there swing into our inner flow to voice our true self.

  • Walterrean Salley (11/22/2016 7:53:00 PM)

    Now and again it’s easy to get bogged down while reading and commenting on poems. Well, here I am; enjoyed these poems so much that it’s hard to leave this page.

  • Ugwu Erochukwu Shedrach Ugwu Erochukwu Shedrach (11/14/2016 3:53:00 AM)

    My favourite.

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (11/11/2016 10:55:00 AM)

    '' In the waka of Saigyo, the renga of Sogi, the paintings of Sesshu and the tea ceremony of Rikyu, one fundamental principle runs through all arts: those who pursue art follow zôka, and have the four seasons as their companion. Everything they see is like a flower and everything they imagine is like the moon. If one sees no flower, he is the same as a barbarian; if one has no moon in mind, he is no different from the birds and the beasts. Go beyond the barbarians and depart from the animals; follow zôka and return to zôka. ''
    [Matsuo Basho]

    * zoka = the creative force of nature [a concept coming from the Chinese 'Dao' (the 'path') ] - zoka is not a deity

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (1/21/2016 7:09:00 AM)

    荒海や佐渡によこたふ天河
    araumi ya / Sado ni yokotau / amanogawa
    the rough sea / stretching out towards Sado / the Milky Way [1689]

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (1/21/2016 7:08:00 AM)

    古池や蛙飛びこむ水の音
    furu ike ya / kawazu tobikomu / mizu no oto
    an ancient pond / a frog jumps in / the splash of water [1686]

Best Poem of Matsuo Basho

A Bee

A bee
staggers out
of the peony.


Translated by Robert Hass

Read the full of A Bee

The Morning Glory Also

The morning glory also
turns out
not to be my friend.


Translated by Robert Hass

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