Poetry, VOLUME 12

Matsuo Basho – Five Haiku – Poetry

Matsuo Basho Five Haiku
November 28 marks the anniversary of the death of Japanese poet, Basho, the great master of the Haiku (1644-1694)…

We remember Basho with five elegant haiku that he wrote …

*** Want more of Basho’s poetry?
The Complete Haiku of Basho


I Come Aweary

I come aweary,
In search of an inn —
Ah! these wisteria flowers.

Source: TP’s Weekly. Vol 3, 15 April 1914, 509.

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