Matsuo Basho

(1644 - 1694 / Iga Province / Japan)

Passing Through The World - Poem by Matsuo Basho

Passing through the world
Indeed this is just
Sogi's rain shelter

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (11/16/2016 11:27:00 AM)

    Basho was fond of Sogi's renga:
    '' In the waka of Saigyo, the renga of Sogi, the paintings of Sesshu and the tea ceremony of Rikyu, one fundamental principle runs through all arts: those who pursue art follow zôka, and have the four seasons as their companion.... ''
    [Matsuo Basho]
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  • Fabrizio Frosini (11/16/2016 11:22:00 AM)

    Ino Sogi (??) 1421–1502
    born 223 years before Basho, the Japanese poet Sōgi was a Zen monk and he is considered the greatest master of ushin renga poetry [orthodox collaborative linked verse] that, in his time, was typically 100 verses in length. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 2, 2010

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