Four Haiku Poem by Matsuo Basho

Four Haiku

Rating: 3.6


Spring:
A hill without a name
Veiled in morning mist.

The beginning of autumn:
Sea and emerald paddy
Both the same green.

The winds of autumn
Blow: yet still green
The chestnut husks.

A flash of lightning:
Into the gloom
Goes the heron's cry.


Translated by Geoffrey Bownas And Anthony Thwaite

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Captain Herbert Poetry 27 April 2014

top-of-the-line haiku.

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Colleen Courtney 29 April 2014

Four great haiku's! Love Basho!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 28 September 2021

The haiku in Japanese is brilliant, not the translated version, so very sad.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 28 September 2021

A wonderful haiku brilliantly woven. Great imagery.

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David Williamson 22 December 2017

My Love Lies Buried... / Beneath The Crying Clouds Which/ Linger Overhead.

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Walterrean Salley 27 November 2016

(Four Haiku by Matsuo Basho.) **A glimpse of nature. Enjoyed these beautiful and entertaining haikus.

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* Sunprincess * 29 April 2014

........awesome imagery of nature...enjoyed..

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Matsuo Basho

Iga Province / Japan
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