Matsuo Basho

(1644 - 1694 / Iga Province / Japan)

Matsuo Basho Poems

81. A Wild Sea 4/2/2010
82. The Oak Tree 1/13/2003
83. A Ball Of Snow 4/2/2010
84. In This World Of Ours, 1/1/2004
85. Fleas, Lice 1/13/2003
86. First Winter Rain 1/13/2003
87. Bush Warbler 1/13/2003
88. A Cold Rain Starting 4/2/2010
89. What Fish Feel 1/13/2003
90. Blowing Stones 1/13/2003
91. Cold Night: The Wild Duck 1/13/2003
92. A Strange Flower 4/2/2010
93. Winter Solitude 1/13/2003
94. Chilling Autumn Rains 4/2/2010
95. Coolness Of The Melons 1/13/2003
96. First Snow 1/13/2003
97. A Field Of Cotton 1/13/2003
98. A Weathered Skeleton 4/2/2010
99. A Cool Fall Night 1/13/2003
100. Basho's Death Poem 4/2/2010
101. Bitter–tasting Ice — 1/1/2004
102. Four Haiku 1/1/2004
103. An Old Pond 4/2/2010
104. First Day Of Spring 1/13/2003
105. A Cicada Shell 1/13/2003
106. Awake At Night 1/13/2003
107. A Monk Sips Morning Tea 1/13/2003
108. Collection Of Six Haiku 1/1/2004
109. A Caterpillar 1/13/2003
110. Don'T Imitate Me 1/13/2003
111. A Snowy Morning 1/13/2003
112. Autumn Moonlight 1/13/2003
113. The Old Pond 1/13/2003
114. A Bee 1/13/2003

Comments about Matsuo Basho

  • Judy Meibach Judy Meibach (4/30/2010 9:26:00 AM)

    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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  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (11/16/2008 3:19:00 PM)

    How much can be said in so little words.I'm glad I finally discovered who wrote and invented the haiku.Thank you.I wrote some haiku based on THE OLD POND haiku-which is this poet's most famous.

Best Poem of Matsuo Basho

A Bee

A bee
staggers out
of the peony.


Translated by Robert Hass

Read the full of A Bee

First Snow

First snow
falling
on the half-finished bridge.


Translated by Robert Hass

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