Yosa Buson, “Washing the hoe–” …

Landscape with a Solitary Traveler by Yosa Buson

Yosa Buson – master of the haiku as well as painting – is a figure wielding great influence in my own life and work. Here’s my favorite of Buson’s poems:

       Washing the hoe–
ripples on the water;
       far off, wild ducks.

              (Trans. Robert Hass)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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~ by samofthetenthousandthings on July 22, 2018.

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