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Best Famous Matsuo Basho Poems


Here is a collection of the all-time best famous Matsuo Basho poems. This is a select list of the best famous Matsuo Basho poetry. Reading, writing, and enjoying famous Matsuo Basho poetry (as well as classical and contemporary poems) is a great past time. These top poems are the best examples of matsuo basho poems.

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by Matsuo Basho |

How admirable

 How admirable!
to see lightning and not think
 life is fleeting.


by Matsuo Basho |

A field of cotton

 A field of cotton--
as if the moon
 had flowered.


by Matsuo Basho |

Wrapping the rice cakes

 Wrapping the rice cakes,
with one hand
 she fingers back her hair.


by Matsuo Basho |

Moonlight slanting

 Moonlight slanting
through the bamboo grove;
 a cuckoo crying.


by Matsuo Basho |

What fish feel

 What fish feel,
birds feel, I don't know--
 the year ending.


by Matsuo Basho |

A bee

 A bee
staggers out
 of the peony.


by Matsuo Basho |

Taking a nap

 Taking a nap,
feet planted
 against a cool wall.


by Matsuo Basho |

First winter rain

 First winter rain--
even the monkey
 seems to want a raincoat.


by Matsuo Basho |

A snowy morning

 A snowy morning--
by myself,
 chewing on dried salmon.


by Matsuo Basho |

Stillness

 Stillness--
the cicada's cry
 drills into the rocks.