Matsuo Basho’s Frog Haiku (30 translations) – commentary by Robert Aitken

Commentary by Robert Aitken

 

The old pond;
a frog jumps in —
the sound of the water.

Furu ike ya                Old pond!
kawazu tobikomu      frog jumps in
mizu no oto                water’s sound

This commentary is on the 30 translations of Basho’s poem

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