Before the white chrysanthemum

Yosa Buson 1716 (Settsu Province) – 1783



Before the white chrysanthemum
the scissors hesitate
    a moment.

Translated by Robert Hass

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXX X
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 97
Words 15
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 3, 1

Yosa Buson

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

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