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Nothing Lasts

Nothing in the cry
of cicadas suggests they
are about to die

- Basho


A [SPRING] Poem-a-Week (April 11)

I’m posting this a few days later than I intended to–classes started last week and I was just too busy. Since I missed my “one post per week” quota, WordPress started sending me nasty e-mails and calling me at work. 353 more words


National Poetry Month, Days 10-11: Basho

Ho ho!

Bet you thought I forgot. Not so.

(Okay, truth: I forgot/remembered forgot/remembered forgot/remembered/forgot….remembered.)

For today and tomorrow, since at 9:38 p.m. PST I’m sort of straddling two days, I bring you five poems by… 78 more words


Crash Course: Haiku

Moonless night a powerful wind embraces the ancient cedars — Matsuo Basho

So wrote one of the most famous poets in all of Japanese history, Matsuo Basho.

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Uncover Japan

A Piece of Bashō

A lion has pushed it’s way in

golden mane touts it’s origin the

tell thunderous as cicada’s

not silenced as the wolf’s cry

queries asked, answered… 67 more words

White Disaster - Nicole Bartell

A snowy mountain

Crash and shake of avalanche

Bed of cloud-like snow


Temporality in Basho

The first part of passage two deals with the burden of the traveller who sleeps on the ground and deals with the insects. He seems very annoyed by the “mosquitos and fleas” which distract his focus on the journey. 267 more words

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