What fish feel,
birds feel, I don't know--
the year ending....
- Matsuo Basho
Autumn moonlight--
a worm digs silently
into the chestnut....
- Matsuo Basho
This old village--
not a single house
without persimmon trees....
- Matsuo Basho
Like an ant who uneasily acquires knowledge

Under His knowledge's light many mainlands are bright...
- Akbar Aliev
Asia Asian  - Kobayashi Issa - art
Kobayashi Issa
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February 16th 2011
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Asia Asian  - Shibata Zeshin - art
Shibata Zeshin
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February 17th 2011
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The lamp once out
Cool stars enter
The window frame.

English version by Soiku Shigematsu...
- Natsume Sōseki
Too lazy to be ambitious,
I let the world take care of itself.
Ten days' worth of rice in my bag;
...
- Ryokan Taigu
My house is buried in the deepest recess of the forest
Every year, ivy vines grow longer than the y...
- Ryokan Taigu
Though frosts come down
night after night,
what does it matter?
they melt in the morning sun.
Th...
- Ryokan Taigu
My body is like
A field wasted by winter.
If only
I, like the field burnt-over,
Awaited the re...
- Lady Ise
How wonderful, that
Her heart
Should show me kindness;
And of all the numberless folk,
Grief sho...
- Saigyo Hoshi
I hear they are rebuilding
Nagara Bridge in Naniwa.
What is left
For me now
To compare myself to...
- Lady Ise
Not speaking of the way,
Not thinking of what comes after,
Not questioning name or fame,
Here,...
- Akiko Yosano
The snow is melting
and the village is flooded
with children....
- Kobayashi Issa
Even in a person
most times indifferent
to things around him
they waken feelings
the first winds...
- Saigyo Hoshi
Left on the beach
Full of water,
A worn out boat
Reflects the white sky
Of early autumn....
- Akiko Yosano
All the time I pray to Buddha
I keep on
killing mosquitoes....
- Kobayashi Issa

The Masters

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

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