Matsuo Basho

(1644 - 1694 / Iga Province / Japan)

A Snowy Morning - Poem by Matsuo Basho

A snowy morning--
by myself,
chewing on dried salmon.
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Form: Haiku


Comments about A Snowy Morning by Matsuo Basho

  • Fabrizio Frosini (1/31/2017 11:21:00 AM)

    about hokku / haikai
    we say that it is a haiku, but actually it is a hokku, the opening verse of an haikai, or a collaborative 'comic linked' poetry - therefore, even if it can stand alone, we need to remember that it is the beginning of a 'tale in verse' told by a number of poets (3,4 or more) . As Haruo Shirane points out, ''The basic idea of linked verse was to create a new and unexpected world out of the world of the previous verse.'' ''it was imaginary literature, .. the poets who participated in linked verse moved from one world to the next, across time, and across space.'' (Report) Reply

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  • (11/27/2016 6:30:00 PM)


    A Snowy Morning - Poem by Matsuo Basho.) **Full of depth. The simple things mean so much. (Report) Reply

  • (11/22/2016 7:14:00 PM)


    (A Snowy Morning - Poem by Matsuo Basho.) **Full of depth. It’s the simple things that means so much. (Report) Reply

  • (2/18/2012 8:58:00 PM)


    A simple, yet complex haiku in that so much back story is apparent. Alone in the cold morning of another day... enduring, and aware of the small pleasure that is his fortune to have. Embracing the positive in the midst of less than ideal circumstances. Open and inviting enhancement as all good haiku should. (Report) Reply

  • (3/25/2009 6:34:00 AM)


    Even though is written by a japanese poet and it is a Haiku, it reminds me of the cold mornings of Korea, the water in the kettle mixed with corn to purify it. Simplicity. (Report) Reply








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