Matsuo Basho's Haiku




Spring air
Woven moon
And plum scent.

Heated spring air
In tiny waves of an inch or two
Above wintery grass.

Oh, these spring days!
A nameless little mountain,
wrapped in morning haze!

Spring too, very soon!
They are setting the scene for it
plum tree and moon.

From all directions
Winds bring petals of cherry
Into the grebe lake.

The oak tree stands
noble on the hill even in
cherry blossom time.

Spring rain
conveyed under the trees
in drops.

Spring rain
Leaking through the roof,
Dripping from the wasps' nest.

In this warm spring rain,
tiny leaves are sprouting
from the eggplant seed.

From among the peach-trees
"Blooming everywhere,"
The first cherry blossoms.

A lovely spring night
suddenly vanished while we
viewed cherry blossoms.

From every direction
cherry blossom petals blow.

Spring departs.
Birds cry
Fishes' eyes are filled with tears