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    Beautiful though riddled with animal cruelty Selected poems from the master Basho a nobleman turned Buddhist monk After his house burned down he wandered Japan sharing and teaching his lovely haiku Also features poetry from his pupilsFavorites Nothing in a cicada's voice gives token of a speedy deathIn the bright moonlight what appeared as flowers is a cotton fieldA rainy day in June and yet the sunflower bends to the sun's courseFor all my contriving here I am again at the end of the year with nothing but my strip of mattingTaking the cool at eve I do rejoice that I was born a manI New Year's Day with a clear sky and conversation among the sparrowsCome breeze Lightly blow upon the flowers bubbles in the wineBehold the wild geese winding homeward mingled with the pilgrim bandsBegged by a sorry mate the cat intently gazes at the skyBehold the leaf that sinks and clings below the water to a rockPlum blossoms Is it that the sap still courses through that single branch?Weary perhaps of dolorous love the cat has stolen a bit to eatThe nightingale and at the gate the unexpected bean curd vendor


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