Monday, August 16, 2010

Matsuo Bashō

A bee by Matsuo Bashō and many more of his poems translated at PoemHunter.

A bee
staggers out
of the peony.

Matsuo Bashō (松尾 芭蕉?, 1644 – November 28, 1694) was the most famous poet of the Edo period in Japan. During his lifetime, Bashō was recognized for his works in the collaborative haikai no renga form; today, after centuries of commentary, he is recognized as a master of brief and clear haiku. His poetry is internationally renowned, and within Japan many of his poems are reproduced on monuments and traditional sites. Interpretations of Basho's work and in classic Japanese

I found this poet on this wonderful, beautiful, funny blog ... not all those who wander are lost, stories and tales from the prophet of bloom on the edge of the whirled. You should go visit.

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