Matsuo Basho

(1644 - 1694 / Iga Province / Japan)

Stillness - Poem by Matsuo Basho

Stillness--
the cicada's cry
drills into the rocks.


Translated by Robert Hass

Form: Haiku


Comments about Stillness by Matsuo Basho

  • Fabrizio Frosini (4/20/2016 10:20:00 AM)


    Shizuka sa ya
    iwa ni shimi iru
    semi no koe

    In Italian:

    Silenzio -
    penetra nella roccia
    un canto di cicale
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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