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Matsuo Basho Short Poems | Poetry

Famous Short Matsuo Basho Poems. Short poetry by famous poet Matsuo Basho. A collection of the all-time best Matsuo Basho short poems

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Matsuo Basho | Short Famous Poems and Poets

 
by Matsuo Basho

In the twilight rain

In the twilight rain
these brilliant-hued hibiscus . . .
A lovely sunset


by Matsuo Basho

From time to time

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


by Matsuo Basho

First winter rain

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


by Matsuo Basho

Autumn moonlight

 Autumn moonlight--
 a worm digs silently
 into the chestnut.


by Matsuo Basho

An old silent pond..

An old silent pond...
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again. 


by Matsuo Basho

A bee

 A bee
staggers out
 of the peony.


by Matsuo Basho

Four Haiku

 Spring:
A hill without a name
Veiled in morning mist.
The beginning of autumn: Sea and emerald paddy Both the same green.
The winds of autumn Blow: yet still green The chestnut husks.
A flash of lightning: Into the gloom Goes the heron's cry.


by Matsuo Basho

In the cicada's cry

In the cicada's cry
No sign can foretell
How soon it must die. 


by Matsuo Basho

The dragonfly

 The dragonfly
can't quite land
 on that blade of grass.


by Matsuo Basho

Winter solitude

 Winter solitude--
in a world of one color
 the sound of wind.


by Matsuo Basho

First snow

 First snow
falling
 on the half-finished bridge.


by Matsuo Basho

First day of spring

 First day of spring--
I keep thinking about
 the end of autumn.


by Matsuo Basho

A monk sips morning tea

 A monk sips morning tea,
it's quiet,
 the chrysanthemum's flowering.


by Matsuo Basho

A caterpillar

 A caterpillar,
this deep in fall--
 still not a butterfly.


by Matsuo Basho

Taking a nap

 Taking a nap,
feet planted
 against a cool wall.


by Matsuo Basho

Heat waves shimmering

 Heat waves shimmering
one or two inches
 above the dead grass.


by Matsuo Basho

A snowy morning

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


by Matsuo Basho

A cool fall night

 At a hermitage:

 A cool fall night--
getting dinner, we peeled
 eggplants, cucumbers.


by Matsuo Basho

Awake at night

 Awake at night--
the sound of the water jar
 cracking in the cold.


by Matsuo Basho

Winter garden

 Winter garden,
the moon thinned to a thread,
 insects singing.


by Matsuo Basho

How admirable

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


by Matsuo Basho

The oak tree

 The oak tree:
not interested
 in cherry blossoms.


by Matsuo Basho

Stillness

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


by Matsuo Basho

Spring rain

 Spring rain
leaking through the roof
 dripping from the wasps' nest.


by Matsuo Basho

Dont imitate me

 Don't imitate me;
it's as boring
 as the two halves of a melon.