Friday, April 20, 2007

April 20, 1689: Basho's Narrow Road to Honshu

Yes, at Ashino there's still the willow of the "pacing stream" on a path amid fields. A certain Kobu, gunshu of the region, had often offered to show us the tree and had wondered exactly where it was and today at last in that very willow's shade.
a patch of rice
planting done leaving
the willow there
tran. Corman

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