Awake At Night Poem by Matsuo Basho

Matsuo Basho

Iga Province / Japan

Awake At Night

Rating: 3.1


Awake at night--
the sound of the water jar
cracking in the cold.


Translated by Robert Hass

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
nigger 29 January 2018

WhAT thE fUCK iS tHis.

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Walterrean Salley 27 November 2016

Awake At Night by Matsuo Basho.) **Bitter experience. A cold night; brrrrrrrrr. Can’t sleep. The cold is so bitter that it cracks the water jar.

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Rajnish Manga 02 October 2015

An ordinary activity of nature at night comes out as an extraordinary observation. Such is the power of words employed in these three lines. Great poetic feast.

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Ray Schreiber 18 February 2012

This one made me laugh. Don't know why... it just did. Love it!

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