Matsuo Basho

The Cry of the Cicada
Matsuo Basho (1643--1694)

The cry of the cicada 
Gives us no sign
That presently it will die.

Matsuo Basho was born in Japan.
He studied poetry and gained recognition
for his use of the haiku form. He helped 
establish the haibun as a major form. 

More works of Basho

(I come Weary)
I come weary,
 In search of an inn
Ah! these wisteria

(A Cloud of flowers)
A cloud of flowers!
Is the bell Uyeno
Or Asa Kusa?








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