0013 Basho Reads Robert Frost

Rating: 1.4

This road.

Nobody goes down it.

But it's still there.




(The first two lines of the haiku are in fact Basho's own; and there's said to be a Japanese-Chinese word-symbol-play - mechi/Tao [ the Way])

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Or the Hokku, back then? Laughing at this, M... a fine example of how poetry is NOT what gets lost in the translation! Clever... t x

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