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'Tide-crossing— / the crane's long legs are wetted / how cool the sea is!' by Kuniharu Shimizu. Haiku by Matsuo Basho. Translated by Donald Keene.

Donald Keene (Translation)

9 April 2010

Haiku by Matsuo Basho


Poem Text or Excerpt:

the crane’s long legs are wetted
how cool the sea is!




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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