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Matsuo Bashō

As your question suggests, classical Japanese haiku, such as Basho's "Four Haiku," are designed to invoke one image and dominant impression that is often startling in both its simplicity and...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2020, 9:40 pm (UTC)

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Matsuo Bashō

In his poetic essay “Records of a Travel-Worn Satchel,” Matsuo Basho presents a travelogue of sorts, yet he does not concentrate merely on the sights he sees and the places he visits. Rather, he...

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Matsuo Bashō

Basho's haiku are filled with references to nature and cultivated lands, of course, which may qualify as one source of growth. In the poems, we come across frogs in ponds, scarecrows in...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2010, 9:57 pm (UTC)

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