Matsuo Basho Winter Poems

1.
Winter Solitude

Winter solitude--
in a world of one color
the sound of wind.
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2.
First Winter Rain

First winter rain--
even the monkey
seems to want a raincoat.
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3.
Winter Garden

Winter garden,
the moon thinned to a thread,
insects singing.
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4.
When The Winter Chrysanthemums Go

When the winter chrysanthemums go,
there's nothing to write about
but radishes.
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5.
Winter Downpour

Winter downpour -
even the monkey
needs a raincoat.
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6.
Winter Seclusion

Winter seclusion –
sitting propped against
the same worn post
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7.
The Winter Storm

The winter storm
Hid in the bamboo grove
And quieted away.
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8.
The Winter Leeks

The winter leeks
Have been washed white --
How cold it is!
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