Basho

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Matsuo Basho (Japanese: 松尾 芭蕉) (1644–1694) was a renowned Japanese poet of haiku. His best-known poem is the "frog haiku":

Japanese Romaji English
古池や

蛙飛びこむ
水の音

furu ike ya

kawazu tobikomu
mizu no oto

Into the ancient pond

A frog jumps
Water’s sound![1]

References

  1. Translation by D. T. Suzuki: http://www.bopsecrets.org/gateway/passages/basho-frog.htm

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