Matsuo Basho Snow Poems

1.
First Snow

First snow
falling
on the half-finished bridge.
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2.
A Ball Of Snow

you make the fire
and I’ll show you something wonderful:
a big ball of snow!
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3.
The First Snow

The first snow
the leaves of the daffodil
bending together
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4.
This First Fallen Snow

This first fallen snow
is barely enough to bend
the jonquil leaves
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