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Three Haibun: BASHO translated by Franz Wright in Notes From the Gean

Painting of Basho meeting two travelers, from the Library of Congress.

The first haibun are found in Matsuo Bashō’s (1644 –1694) travel diaries in which he recorded his outer and inner journeys on foot throughout 17th century Japan, of which, Oku no Hosomichi, or Narrow Road to the Interior, is the best known. Noted American poet, Franz Wright, has translated three of Bashō’s haibun, which are published in the newly released Notes From the Gean 3:3 December 2011, pp 4-7), a journal of haiku, tanka, renku, haibun, and other forms. Wright’s translations are not only originally fresh and contemporary, they are also true to the spirit of the great Japanese poet. They exhibit a compelling and profound understanding of the form of the haibun and of the poet who created this meeting place of poetic prose and haiku. ~ yours truly, df

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