Matsuo Basho

(1644 - 1694 / Iga Province / Japan)

A Cicada Shell - Poem by Matsuo Basho

A cicada shell;
it sang itself
utterly away.


Translated by R.H. Blyth

Form: Haiku


Comments about A Cicada Shell by Matsuo Basho

  • Aliasger (1/3/2020 5:14:00 AM)

    Super duper (Report)Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/13/2016 11:00:00 AM)

    Wonderful one cicada shell, never thought about! (Report)Reply

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  • Kirin Kapin (4/2/2007 4:24:00 PM)

    this is my favorite haiku. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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