August 21, 2009

Frog - Compressed


See Matsuo Bashô: Frog Haiku
(Thirty-one Translations and One Commentary)

on Bureau of Public Secrets
"This is probably the most famous poem in Japan, and after three hundred and more years of repetition, it has, understandably, become a little stale for Japanese people. Thus as English readers, [...]"

Furu ike
yakawazu tobikomu
mizu no oto

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