Spring departs.
Birds cry
Fishes' eyes are filled with tears.

—Matsuo Basho (1644 - 1694)

Translated by Ryu Yotsuya. Used by permission. Originally published on Ryu's web site.

About the author: Basho (1644-1694) wrote and taught linked poetry to scores of disciples from Osaka and Kyoto north to the mountains of Dewa.


Responses to the haiku for 28 May 2002 by Matsuo Basho (1644 - 1694)

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-10-14 06:01:39

    the wolf's howl ~
    the clouds release their confetti
    winter's arrival

    Narayanan Raghunathan (mahashishta at hotmail dot com)
    2003-12-30 22:38:42

    spring birds
    incant fresh notes
    breeze on shadows ~

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-05-26 20:29:15

    sound of the buzz saw
    cutting through the mountain range ...
    the lazy river

    Ellen G. Olinger (ElinGrace at wi dot rr dot com)
    2004-09-04 06:05:29

    the poems we planted
    with our tears

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-12-04 07:47:06

    morning's arrival -
    still hearts peer
    through from the darkness