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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Yosa Buson - haiku

A nice post from Chris G. at  http://cianphelan.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/poetic-spotlight-the-works-of-buson/   on the Japanese haiku master, Yosa Buson. It seems like an interesting blog, I say after reading just one post. That's me - you judge for yourself.

Here are the four haiku he posts from Buson in English translation:


Before the white chrysanthemum
the scissors hesitate
a moment.
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Blow of an ax,
pine scent,
the winter woods.
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Blown from the west,
fallen leaves gather
in the east.
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The short night–
broken, in the shallows,
a crescent moon.

~Yosa Buson

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