13.6.09

re-cover nr.67

On Love and Barley - Basho

This photo was taken in Amsterdam in 2009.

Matsuo Basho was a Japanese Haiku poet from the Edo period.
On Love and Barley was first published in English in 1985. The poems date from the second half of the 17th century.


"Departing spring -
birds cry
and in the eyes of fish, tears."

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