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'How still it is hereó / stinging into the stones, / the locust's trill' by Kuniharu Shimizu. Haiku by Matsuo Basho. Translated by Donald Keene.

Donald Keene (Translation)

15 March 2010

Matsuo Basho


Poem Text or Excerpt:

How still it is hereó
stinging into the stones.
the locust’s trill




Donald Keene

Publication Notes:

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

Editorial Notes:

Matsuo Basho


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