Matsuo Basho poems

Matsuo Basho(1644 - 1694 / Iga Province / Japan)
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A cicada shell

- by Matsuo Basho 149

A cicada shell;
it sang itself
utterly away.

Translated by R.H. Blyth

A weathered skeleton

- by Matsuo Basho 111

A weathered skeleton
in windy fields of memory,
piercing like a knife

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