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Matsuo Bashō
Birth date: January 01, 1644
Died: November 28, 1694
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The Girl Who'll Read Anything
The Girl Who'll Read Anything rated it 9 years ago
"Lips too chilledfor prattle -autumn wind.""Come, let's gosnow-viewingtill we're buried.""If I'd the knackI'd sing likecherry flakes falling."These are just some of my favorite haiku from this book's mini collection of Basho's work. It was my first time reading some of his works and it was really re...
AnnaMatsuyama rated it 11 years ago
枯朶に烏のとまりけり秋の暮枯れ枝に鴉のとまりけり 秋の暮(かれえだにからすのとまりけりあきのくれ)Kareeda niKarasu no tomarikeriAki no kure#1 transOn a bare branchA crow is perched -Autumn evening #2 On the dead limbsquats a crow -autumn night *#3 On a bare branch a crow has alighted autumn evening.#4A crowhas settled on a bare branchAutumn evenin...
Florencia rated it 11 years ago
Little drops of nature. I really liked Basho's poetry. You might think that haiku writers are just lazy guys that could write a whole book with 50 little poems. But not everybody can say that much in just three lines. There's a 5-7-5 syllable structure to play with, and you have to be able to captur...
tymelgren rated it 13 years ago
Here, I typed up the best ones for you:http://tymelgren.com/bestofbasho.html
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