Analysis of Calligraphy of geese

Yosa Buson 1716 (Settsu Province) – 1783



Calligraphy of geese
against the sky--
    the moon seals it.

Translated by Robert Hass


Scheme XXX X
Poetic Form
Metre 010011 0101 0111 0101101
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 92
Words 16
Sentences 2
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 3, 1
Lines Amount 4
Letters per line (avg) 17
Words per line (avg) 4
Letters per stanza (avg) 34
Words per stanza (avg) 7
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Yosa Buson

Yosa Buson or Yosa no Buson was a Japanese poet and painter of the Edo period. more…

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