Comments about Matsuo Basho

Click to write a comment about Matsuo Basho

arslan_hidayat: I couldn’t imagine what I would do if my daughters were taken away to concentration camps

Shi_bal__: The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers. Matsuo Basho RUNTOME OST OUT NOW

themainichi: In Photos: Handscroll with Matsuo Basho's calligraphy, illustrations rediscovered

Wendy_Tokunaga: An art museum in Japan has rediscovered a handscroll containing illustrations and haiku rendered by 17th century poet Matsuo Basho, known as his first poetry travelogue.

mppratheeshpoet: LEAVES HOME a poem for Matsuo Basho,2021 © mppratheesh

Shi_bal__: Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. Matsuo Basho KDLEX MISTERYO MV

themainichi: In Photos: Handscroll with Matsuo Basho's calligraphy, illustrations rediscovered

themainichi: In Photos: Handscroll with Matsuo Basho's calligraphy, illustrations rediscovered

GISELLE11078637: Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. Matsuo Basho

Gloretadams: Make the universe your companion, always bearing in mind the true nature of things–mountains and rivers, trees and grasses, and humanity–and enjoy the falling blossoms and the scattering leaves. —Matsuo Basho

AAPublishingLLC: “Deep autumn, My neighbor, how Does he live, I wonder? - Matsuo Bashō – Edo period Japanese poet – The Editors

youngfrank_: “Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise; seek what they sought.” Matsuo Bashō

PureEvidencovic: “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

HennessyXO16: “Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of others, instead, seek what they sought.” Matsuo Basho

Shi_bal__: Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. Matsuo Basho KDLEX KUMUSERYE FINALE

Kyoto_Welcome: Biwako today. Gichu-ji Temple is also famous for the grave of Basho MATSUO, a haiku poet master in Edo Period.

JeffreyRothsch3: [The cry of the cicada] by Matsuo Basho - Poems |

aadilbrar: Early summer rains so heavy they obscure the waterfall — Matsuo Basho

Shi_bal__: Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. Matsuo Basho KD OUR ALLSTAR MVP

poesispoesis: beginning of all art-- in the deep north a rice-planting song -- Basho Matsuo (translated David Barnhill, slightly modified)

EstherHawdon: "Come, butterfly It's late - We've miles to go together." Basho Matsuo (images: Koson Ohara / Hasui Kawase)

B1akeGore: Spring is passing. The birds cry, and the fishes’ eyes are With tears. - Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)

nippon_en: "The city’s connection to the crunchy, savory rice cracker dates from the Edo period (1603–1868) when Sōka was a lively post town."

Thespacelathe: After finishing Hanya Yanagihara's superb 'To Paradise' it's time to read something a bit smaller, Anthony Doerr's 'Cloud Cuckoo Land' weighs in at 622 pages. If I maintain this downward trajectory I'll end the year with a Matsuo Bashō haiku...

Prostrive: “Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”— Matsuo Basho (1644 - 1694)

thewalkingfool: Having lived in Sōka for a year in the 1980s, I knew all about its famous rice crackers, but it was not until several decades later when I started planning my Nikkō Kaidō walk that I learned of its status as a post town and its connection to Matsuo Bashō.

nippon_en: "The city’s connection to the crunchy, savory rice cracker dates from the Edo period (1603–1868) when Sōka was a lively post town."

karmanomad: Sitting quietly, doing nothing, Spring comes, and the grass grows, by itself. - Matsuo Bashō

marvinvista: “Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.” — Matsuo Basho

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

EstherHawdon: "How I long to see among dawn flowers, the face of God." Basho Matsuo (image: Kiitsu Suzuki)

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

SirRichardOwen: [The cry of the cicada] The cry of the cicada Gives us no sign That presently it will die. Matsuo Basho 1643-1694

EstherHawdon: "the beginning of all art ー in deep north a rice-planting song" ― Basho Matsuo (tr. David Barnhill) (images: Bakufu Ohno)

HealArtWellness: "The moon and the sun are eternal travellers. Even the years wander on. A lifetime adrift in a boat or old age leading a tired horse into the years, every day is a journey and the journey itself is home." Matsuo Basho, 17th century Japanese poet, Narrow Road to the Interior.

Abhishek97S: Seek not the paths of the ancients, seek that which the ancients sought. -Matsuo Bashõ

dinchamion: 5 of 5 stars to The Narrow Road to the Deep North and... by Matsuo Bashō

marketmoudra: [THE CRY OF THE CICADA] The cry of the cicada Gives us no sign That presently it will die. - Matsuo Basho

_anandaonly: The moon and the sun are eternal travellers. Even the years wander on. A lifetime adrift in a boat or old age leading a tired horse into the years, every day is a journey and the journey itself is home Matsuo Basho, 17th century Japanese poet

lekwilliams: 'I do not seek to walk in the paths of the wise men of old, I seek what they sought!' Matsuo Basho

mldsri: Stillness-- the cicada's cry drills into the rocks. Matsuo Basho

keenessays: 1‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍. Analyze the Narrow Road to the Deep North by Matsuo Basho

Brian__McGowan: “Aged-eating laver, my teeth grind sand.”- Matsuo Basho

bravenew1: The moon and the sun are eternal travellers. Even the years wander on. A lifetime adrift in a boat or old age leading a tired horse into the years, every day is a journey and the journey itself is home Matsuo Basho, 17th century Japanese poet, Narrow Road to the Interior.

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

poetsonline: and yet another translation... so many from 3 little lines. An ancient pond! With a sound from the water Of the frog as it plunges in. ~ Matsuo Basho Translation by William George Aston

0924_misaki: May 16, 2022 Travel Day In 1991 (Heisei 3), the pen club for traveling to the United States was established. March 27, 1689 (May 16th of the new calendar), the day when the colonial American poet Matsuo Basho departed for "Oku no Hosomichi" to think about his journey.

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

Osam_U: The months and days are the travellers of eternity. "Oku no Hosomichi(Narrow Road to the Deep North)" On May 16, 1689, the poet Matsuo Basho left Edo(Tokyo) and set out on a journey. A walking trip that covers about about 2400 km. He returned to Edo in 1691, two years later.

RenaNetjes: Sweden supports the PKK in Syria. Syrian Kurdish friends I know, who live in Stockholm, told me about their frustration with Swedish policy. Many Syrian Kurds left the area, of course first because of ISIS but also because of the current repressive administration.

Barahmeh: Someone watched what happened yesterday and came to the conclusion that the real problem was anti-semitism.

shaami90: The cry of the cicada Gives us no sign That presently it will die. ~ Matsuo Basho

apmassaro3: Macron and Scholz are negotiating with Putin over Zelensky’s head. It’s completely inappropriate

LilyLiuDC: Scene on the street: “With clear melting dew I’d try to wash away the dust of this floating world.” — Matsuo Basho

zahidwa97228599: Ho bisogno di una serata light: The temple bell stops But the sound keeps comingout of the flowers.. Matsuo Basho

mbk_center: I don't think you'll ever see a bigger weirdness: Russian Orthodox Church☦️ leaders blessing a rocket called Satan.

Swarthyface: 2. My commentary on Matsuo Bashō's Oku no Hosomichi (Narrow Road to the Deep North, written 1689):

Brian__McGowan: “Skylark sings all day, and day not long enough.” “Skylark on moor sweet song of non - attachment.”- Matsuo Basho

abbassaleemkhan: There is nothing you can see that is not a flower; There is nothing you can see that is not the moon. - Matsuo Basho

Taj_Ali1: Absolutely heartbreaking news. Veteran Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh has passed away after being in shot in the head by Israeli forces while reporting on an Israeli army raid on a refugee camp in Jenin, occupied West Bank. She was wearing a press vest at the time.

jardindegracia: “The temple bells stop but the sound keeps coming out of the flowers.” — Matsuo Bashō

sherlyholmes: Poem of the day: “[The cry of the cicada] by Matsuo Basho, translated from the Japanese by William George Aston.

EyeRainVerses: The old pond-- a frog jumps in, sound of water. Matsuo Bashō

PolarNinjaVP: Summer grasses All that remains Of the warriors´ dreams - Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)

ragipsoylu: Erdogan says Turkey will never expel Syrian refugees “We won’t send them into the hands of murderers. They will be welcome here until they voluntarily want to return”

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

ArdraManasi: "Between our two lives there is also the life of the cherry blossom." --Matsuo Bashō [yesterday, at the Sutton Place park]

charan324: “Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.” -- Matsuo Basho

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

EstherHawdon: "so fascinating, but then so sad: cormorant fishing boat" ― Basho Matsuo (tr. David Landis Barnhill) (image: cormorant fishing by Gyokudo Kawai)

EstherHawdon: "just one possession, my world light as a gourd" ― Basho Matsuo (tr. Barnhill) ( left: Basho and moon festival, Yoshitoshi Tsukioka / right: Catching a catfish with a gourd, Josetsu)

Brian__McGowan: “Cherry blossoms- lights of years past.” - Matsuo Basho

EstherHawdon: "Nothing suggests they will die before long: evening fireflies." Santoka "The cry of the cicada Gives us no sign That presently it will die." Basho Matsuo (images: Kiyochika Kobayashi / Koson Ohara)

TonyMcarty: "Traveller sleeps ~ a sick wild duck reels through cold night." Matsuo Basho

tr_writes: Every day is a journey, and journey itself is a home. - Matsuo Basho

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

_ui1422: A jag of lightening Then flitting toward the darkness A night heron’s scream Matsuo Bashō

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

MariaisAllin: “You kindle the fire and I’ll show you something wonderful a big ball of snow.” Matsuo Bashō 1644-1694

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

riversidewings: "Crossing the River Natori, I entered the city of Sendai on May the fourth..." -Matsuo Basho

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

MaruHaresh5: "The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers." - Matsuo Basho.

marwanelnakeeb: "Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise, instead, seek what they sought." —Matsuo Bashõ

Brian__McGowan: “Days and months are guests passing through Eternity, the years that go by also are travellers.” - Matsuo Basho

Dragonvibee: Today marks 18 years when the war crimes of US military at Abu Ghraib of Iraq were leaked through pictures & caused outrage around the globe. This is Ali - a hooded prisoner standing on a box with wires attached to his hands & if he falls off the box he will be electrocuted. +

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

vkjha62: Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of others; instead, seek what they sought. ⁣— Matsuo Basho

_ui1422: Falling to the ground Flower closer to the root Bidding farewell Matsuo Bashō / 1644-1691

reverse_45: They are a homage to the final of Basho Matsuo `Oku no Hosomichi`. Rapper-No jyozetsuNi Nite hanamizuki

satisshroff21: I come weary, In search of an inn-- Ah! These wisteria flowers! --Matsuo Basho, 1643-1694

reverse_45: They are a homage to the final of Basho Matsuo `Oku no Hosomichi`. Rapper-No jyozetsuNi Nite hanamizuki

_ui1422: Sitting quietly, doing nothing Spring comes .. And the grass grows by itself Matsuo Bashō

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

alienpigpen: Found the whole 10th Anniversary Journey Symphony and now sitting at work being emotional over the lyrics to I Was Born For This (which I only recently learned are tragic hero quotes in their original language from The Aeneid, Beowulf, The Illiad, Joan of Arc and Matsuo Basho.)

nippon_en: "Bashō’s many journeys in later life were partly inspired by a wish for ascetic training through pilgrimages, far from society."

Kristin05837627: Spring passes and the birds cry out -- tears in the eyes of fishes Matsuo Bashō

hasudi: TOP OF THE MORNING TO YA! "Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought." ~Matsuo Basho~

hasudi: "Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home." ~Matsuo Basho~



Write your comment about Matsuo Basho


Poem of the day

Sidney Lanier Poem
Tyranny.
 by Sidney Lanier

'Spring-germs, spring-germs,
I charge you by your life, go back to death.
This glebe is sick, this wind is foul of breath.
Stay: feed the worms.

'Oh! every clod
Is faint, and falters from the war of growth
And crumbles in a dreary dust of sloth,
...

Read complete poem

Popular Poets