Wednesday, April 29, 2020

National Poetry Month: Matsuo Basho

From time to time
The clouds give rest
To the moon-beholders.

The summer grasses

All that remains

Of brave soldiers dreams

A bee 
staggers out
of the peony.

Matsuo Basho

Matsuo Basho

About Matsuo Basho

Matsuo Basho was one of the most famous haiku masters of the world. His poems were influenced by his firsthand experience of the world around him, often encapsulating the feeling of a scene in a few simple elements. 

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