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


Poem Text or Excerpt:

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




Donald Keene

Publication Notes:

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

Editorial Notes:

Haiku by Matsuo Basho


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