Frogs – Basho’s Many English Frogs | Brief Poems

(Kanji)
古池や蛙飛こむ水のおと

(Hiragana)
ふるいけやかわずとびこむみずのおと

(Romaji)
Furuike ya kawazu tobikomu mizu no oto

 

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The old pond;
A frog jumps in —
The sound of the water.

R. H. Blyth

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Matsuo Bashō (1644 – 1694), was the most famous poet of the Edo period in Japan and is still renowned as perhaps Japan’s most popular poet. . . .  Source: Frogs – Basho’s Many English Frogs | Brief Poems

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