SPRING Haikus by Bashô, Japan

ITHACA 428, Lentehaiukus Basho

Like a nightingale
resounds the graceful sing-song 
of the mountain stream

Do not doubt about
the anchorage of spring
the flood brings flowers

Climbing the mountain
dazzling beauty along the road
the mountain violets

A morning in spring
between the wisps of fog arises
a strange mountain

BASHÔ, Katsushika (1760-1849)
Translation: Germain Droogenbroodt

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