Watch birth and death:
The lotus has already
Opened its flower.

English version by Soiku Shigem...
- Natsume Sōseki
To Iwamaro
I say this:
If you've slimmed down in summer
There's one thing that works:
Catch and ...
- Otomo no Yakamochi
Midfield,
attached to nothing,
the skylark singing....
- Matsuo Basho
A man sometimes devotes his life to a desire which he is not sure will ever be fulfilled. Those who ...
- Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
At my daughter's grave, thirty days
after her death:

Windy fall--
these are the scarlet flowers...
- Kobayashi Issa
That wren--
looking here, looking there.
You lose something?...
- Kobayashi Issa
Buying leeks
and walking home
under the bare trees....
- Yosa Buson
Like the first whiff of burning incense, or like the taste of one's first cup of saké, there is in ...
- Natsume Sōseki
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought....
- Matsuo Basho
How much
are you enjying yourself,
tiger moth?...
- Kobayashi Issa
Calligraphy of geese
against the sky-
the moon seals it....
- Yosa Buson
The behavior of the pigeon
is beyond reproach,
but the mountain cuckoo?...
- Yosa Buson
I have heard unsavory rumors about you and the umbrella-maker's daughter....
- Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
Sabi is the color of haikai. It is different from tranquility. For example, if an old man dresses up...
- Matsuo Basho
In the autumn fields
mingled with the pampas grass
flowers are blooming
should my love too, sprin...
- Anonymous
The moon is brighter since the barn burned....
- Matsuo Basho
No doubt about it,
the mountain cuckoo
is a crybaby....
- Kobayashi Issa
Even bigger than Japan is the inside of your head....
- Natsume Sōseki

The Masters

Chalupa
joined the group
sipad
joined the group
Maria
joined the group
Erumna
joined the group
paulgosselin
joined the group

What's on your mind: