Matsuo Basho

(1644 - 1694 / Iga Province / Japan)

How Admirable - Poem by Matsuo Basho

How admirable!
to see lightning and not think
life is fleeting.

Translated by Robert Hass

Comments about How Admirable by Matsuo Basho

  • Fabrizio Frosini (10/22/2016 6:21:00 AM)

    the fleeting world or 'Ukiyo': human existence (life) , is too temporary to get yourself attached to it so much (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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