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inthemoodfortw: Sitting quietly doing nothing Spring comes and the grass grows by itself. Matsuo Bashō / Tomas Sanchez

EstherHawdon: "How many, many things They bring to mind -- Cherry blossoms!" Basho Matsuo (images: Shiro Kasamatsu)

beachreadz: Self actualization is finding these things, tending to them each and every day; writing little poems to ourselves. Basho got it right— The temple bell stops but the sound keeps coming out of the flowers Matsuo Basho

adventure1973: I start at Matsuo-basho statue of Shin-shirakawa station at 9 am (JST). It's sunny and warm today. Heading to Cape Tappi, 615 km to go.

DennisFrohlich: Basho and the River Stones (2004) by Tim Myers, illus. Oki S. Han. Fictional story of Japan's foremost haiku master, Matsuo Basho, and his friendship with the trickster foxes. Very fun, and awesome artwork to boot!

mayankmehani7: "Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of others, instead, seek what they sought." —Matsuo Basho

CenturyCruises: “Everyday is a journey, and the journey itself is home” – Matsuo Basho

Jopolkadot: March “Ah, it is spring Great spring it is now, Great, great spring- Ah, Great-“ Matsuo Bashō Photography © Carolyn Cochrane

wilson_hurley: Though thin and weak the chrysanthemum inevitably will bud. -Matsuo Basho 1644-1694- If nurtured day by day, attempts to build kindness and compassion will strengthen and become natural,

NatalieRachelR: "Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise; seek what they sought. Seek the meaning behind their footsteps, and not upon the steps themselves" Matsuo Bashō

Elizrael: One year ago today, the Russian Air Force carried an airstrike on Idlib that killed 34 Turkish soldiers. In response, Turkey launched a ferocious drone campaign against Syrian regime forces, halting the offensive on a small stretch of land housing 3 million humans.

caruso_09: “The temple bell stops, But the sound keeps coming, out of the flowers” ― Matsuo Bashō

james362061: Without bitterest cold that penetrates to the very bone, how can plum blossoms send forth their fragrance all over the world? — Matsuo Basho

awhawth: Years before Khashoggi's murder, the US and Europe failed to hold Sisi accountable for mass killing of ~1,000 Egyptians in one day. Sisi and the GOE escaped with impunity. Few people even mention Raba'a anymore. Impunity is baked deep into Western relationships w Arab dictators

TheRnBHub: Let’s not pretend like Brandy’s 2020 Census Bureau concert wasn’t one of the best performances of the year.

nasirkyz: "Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise; seek what they sought." - Matsuo Bashō

ajaykelkar: "How admirable! to see lightning and not think life is fleeting". Matsuo Basho

GetWiser: "Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise; seek what they sought." - Matsuo Bashō, Japanese poet

sumofmybooks: I'm very excited to finally to start reading the translation of Matsuo Basho "The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches"

101aladawi: Sicking on journey, My dream run about A desolate field. - The last haiku poems of Matsuo Basho. As in the preface of Oku-no Homichi, it is a farewell poem of him who was obsessed by a journey.

_ui1422: If you're an oak You don't pretend .. You are a flower. Matsuo Bashō 1644-1694

KelanaLingga: "Sadly, I part from you; Like a clam torn from its shell, I go, and autumn too." (Matsuo Basho, 'Narrow Road to the Interior.')

Kelana98991145: Thamrin. Februari 2021, Jl M Husni Thamrin, Jakarta.

mytoeswithhers: Come, let’s go Snow-viewing Till we’re buried. Matsuo Bashō

_jamesce_: "There is nothing you can see that is not a flower; there is nothing you can think that is not the moon." Matsuo Bashō

samuel_wade: Some mock, but the sparrow cannot understand the dreams of the swan. Bangalter and Homem-Christo were the Li Bai and Matsuo Bashō of our day. Who else has so elegantly and poignantly captured the endless, aimless, æon-spanning spiral of lunar orbit?

chothep: Seek not the path of the ancients. Seek that which the ancients sought — Matsuo Basho

StephCalahan: "Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought." ~Matsuo Basho

chaikkod_pie: An old silent pond.... A frog jumps into the pond, splash! Silence again. Matsuo Basho

haikueveryday: in the mountain village Manzai dancers are late– plum blossoms — Matsuo Basho

co_nautilus: pond / frog / plop! —These 2 over-marbled prints remind me of Matsuo Bashō’s frog pond haiku. But double-printing plays with the viewer’s perception: so what came first, the old pond or the frog’s leap, the stillness or the ripples? What do you see in this pair of doubled prints?

RoofersOnline: Great words from Matsuo Basho...I couldn't agree more! via:

haikueveryday: On a bare branch A crow is perched— Autumn evening. — Matsuo Basho

LibyanIntegrity: This is why Haftar is protected. Because his arrest and prosecution would expose multiple international figures, in Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Paris & Washington.

haikueveryday: departing autumn to open one’s hands as a chestnut burr — Matsuo Basho

louislee: Matsuo Bashō (松尾 芭蕉, 1644 – November 28, 1694) was the most famous poet of the Edo period in Japan. During his lifetime, Bashō was recognized for his works in the collaborative haikai no renga form.....

EyauukArt: Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. -Matsuo Basho

Argentrose1: Unicorns Are Forever: A Haiku by Matsuo Basho

VladIsac1: “Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.” Matsuo Bashō. 1644 - 1694

RajatGirhotra: Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. - Matsuo Basho

chenthil_nathan: "dew trickles down in it I would try to wash away the dust of the floating world" Matsuo Basho , translation by David Landis Barnhill சொட்டும் பனித்துளியில் நிலையற்ற உலகத்தின் தூசுகளைக் கழுவ முயற்சிக்கிறேன்.

StillMindZendo: Winter solitude — in a world of one color the sound of the wind. — Matsuo Basho

nytimes: Turkey’s intervention in Syria was widely criticized three years ago. But today, Turkish forces are all that stand between five million vulnerable citizens and potential slaughter at the hands of President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and his Russian allies.

prakzrai: "Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of others, instead, seek what they sought." —Matsuo Basho

lgopal03: How admirable! to see lightning and not think    life is fleeting -Matsuo Basho

velvetnikes: She was 17 here and created one of the most influential r&b songs ever. Her impact amazes me.

Navertal: So when Matsuo Basho was wandering around Tohoku composing haiku in the 1600s he thought Matsushima was so beautiful that the poem he wrote for it consisted just of shouting and the word “Matsushima” I think this is how I feel about the American southwest

andhaiku: Understanding the roots of haiku, the power of haiku, is to understand Basho. From these understandings "& Haiku" looks to bring the simplicity and wisdom of nature to the world made more complex by itself. EASTERN PHILOSOPHY - Matsuo Basho

Tabassoem: I like to wash, the dust of this world In the droplets of dew. ~ Matsuo Basho

BLantz25: i would like to introduce one of the founders of the potato appreciation club: Matsuo Bashō

op109: Kazuko M. "Just as I am so tired and look for a lodging ― wisteria flowers" ―Basho Matsuo (trans. Gabi Greve) (Kiitsu Suzuki)

strawberrytiana: "Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of others, instead, seek what they sought." —Matsuo Basho

EstherHawdon: "Old pond frogs jumped in sound of water." Basho Matsuo "Snow falls on the mandarin ducks in the old pond - this evening" Shiki Masaoka (images: Seiho Takeuchi / Jakuchu Ito)

jamesleejobe: book of jobe: the beautiful cry of a pheasant -poems by jobe -poetry links -the words of Matsuo Bashō

dollanities: My original Shinji/Paul journal had part of a Matsuo Basho poem as the title! Fond of those. (Shinji was the first male character I played in an lj rp game!!! Everyone before him were girls, usually red or pink-haired too, fff.)

EstherHawdon: "Why so scrawny, cat? Starving for fat fish or mice... Or backyard love?" Basho Matsuo (images: Sai Tamiya / Koson Ohara)

CyrusNeek: "Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of others, instead, seek what they sought." —Matsuo Basho

YusufErim34: The level of Islamophobia in Europe is at an all-time high. The situation in France, Austria and Greece is especially concerning but it seems like its getting really bad in every country.

aimeeb993: “Winter solitude- in a world of one colour the sound of the wind.” ― Basho Matsuo by Gorazd Kranjc

HosseinAmery: "In the twilight rain these brilliant-hued hibiscus - A lovely sunset." Matsuo Basho

SideM_Eng: Sora Kitamura (19) -College student and ex-curio shop clerk -Inspired by Matsuo Basho -Observant, writes haikus about his surroundings -Artistic and calm -Has a sharp tongue -Believes one should live an honest life, though sometimes his honesty can come off as passive aggressive

art4eva_: Not knowing the name of the tree, I stood in the flood of its sweet scent. Matsuo Bashō

Shakthy21089838: “Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself” — Matsuo Bashō

haikueveryday: in the mountain village Manzai dancers are late– plum blossoms — Matsuo Basho

MiraKaliani: ”Winter solitude – in a world of one color the sound of wind.” Matsuo Bashō •• © Morris Graves Winter Bouquet 1977

tangibullah: “Without the bitterest cold that penetrates to the very bone, how can plum blossoms send forth their fragrance to the whole world?” -- Matsuo Basho

TimeToExpand: Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought. Matsuo Basho

JohnMcKissock: Reading Matsuo Basho tonight, a very thoughtful gift to me. I do love my haikus.

chantedx: “Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise; seek what they sought.” ― Matsuo Basho

MoveMeQuotes: Seek not to follow in the footsteps of men of old; seek what they sought. // Matsuo Basho

jennifergrotz1: Winter solitude-- in a world of one color the sound of wind. --Matsuo Basho (tr. Robert Hass)

henzbo: "If you write five haiku in a lifetime, you are a haiku writer. If you write ten, you are a master." -- Matsuo Bashō

RandallTMonk: Each day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. -Matsuo Basho

TF_Russia: I'm in love with Matsuo Basho poetry! He sings what I value also: the peace of the mind, modesty and sincerety, travel, detachment from the bustle and of course the majestic beauty of nature! I should learn by heart some of his haiku for my Drift's costume!

lilyinthewind10: Winter solitude, in a world of one color, the sound of the wind. Basho Matsuo. Marjory Moses.

TheGabrielaPopa: Matsuo Bashō, "The Phantom Dwlling" [Four Huts - Asian Writings on the Simple Life]

henzbo: "The invincible power of poetry has reduced me to the condition of a tattered beggar" -- Matsuo Bashō

MartinHare: On some nights, I will read haikus by Matsuo Bashō to help me sleep. Yesterday, I found these different translations of the cicada haiku, I thought it was interesting to read how the same poem can take so many different forms.

enhracha: this looks like matsuo basho’s haiku omg

Khizerkhan2016: " Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. ” ― Matsuo Basho

tibetansandpig: while prepping to draw Samidare I tried to look up more info about him and found some interesting stuff like the Kumo-san he mentions in-game might be Murakumo Gou, and rumors about Matsuo Basho being a ninja

RayClothier56: “If you expect nothing, you are released from disappointment, frustration, and anger.” ~ Matsuo Bashō, Zen Master

OzKaterji: The YPG keep car bombing civilians in Afrin and nobody is talking about doing anything to stop this because Syrian blood is worthless to the international community.

SussMusik: Suss Müsik performs "Dovum" live, using audio scans of artwork by B.G. Madden. The text is the first paragraph of Oku no Hosomichi (meaning "Narrow Road to Oku"), a 1702 work written by Matsuo Bashō.

joeyangel_love: Twilight whippoorwill… Whistle on, sweet deepener of dark loneliness... Matsuo Bashō

CenturyCruises: “Everyday is a journey, and the journey itself is home” – Matsuo Basho

ormelling1: "The days and months are travellers of eternity." Matsuo Basho, Oku No Hosomichi (The Narrow Road to the Deep North).

AkiretaHK: Year on year - on the monkey's face, a monkey's mask - Matsuo Bashō

masada2118: The oak tree: not interested in cherry blossoms. Matsuo Basho

isidro_li: these three of the moon and flowers: masters of the truth — Matsuo Bashō

white_haiku: Haiku is simply what is happening in this place at this moment. Matsuo Bashō

danalevinpoet: Basho tormented by “Master Gauze in the Wind”, a persona he made up, who “prevents and defeats Basho whenever he tries to stray from his commitment” to poetry (I can relate) (transl. Steven D. Carter: Matsuo Basho, Travel Writings—great book)

kashurgeek: “Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of others, instead, seek what they sought.”-Matsuo Basho

EstherHawdon: "There is nothing you can see that is not a flower; There is nothing you can think that is not the moon." ― Basho Matsuo (tr. R.H.Blyth) (image: Hoitsu Sakai)

rrealism_: "every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home." — Matsuo Bashō

wilson_hurley: Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. -Matsuo Basho 1644-1694- Let compassionate insight guide your journey,

EstherHawdon: "The first snow, Just enough to bend The leaves of the daffodils." ― Basho Matsuo (tr. Eri Takase)

AkiretaHK: Octopus pot - within, a short-lived dream beneath the Summer moon. - Matsuo Bashô

mysunsetsky: "Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of others, instead, seek what they sought." —Matsuo Basho

512xyz: " Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. ” ― Matsuo Basho



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