Haiga Archive

'They sowed a whole field, / and only then did I leave / Saigyo's willow tree' by Kuniharu Shimizu. Haiku by Matsuo Basho. Translation by Donald Keene.


Donald Keene (Translation)

5 January 2010

Haiku by Matsuo Basho

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Poem Text or Excerpt:

They sowed a whole field
and only then did I leave
Saigyo’s willow tree

Creator:

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Translator:

Donald Keene

Publication Notes:

Haiku published in "The Narrow Road to Oku" by Matsuo Basho.

Editorial Notes:

Haiku by Matsuo Basho

Keywords:

they, sowed, whole, field, only, then, did, I, leave, Saigyo, willow tree, tree, leaves, remembering, homage, rural, country, spring, Matsuo Basho, Narrow Road to Oku, digital art, color, haiku

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