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Matsuo Bashō was the most famous poet of the Edo period in Japan.

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List of poems by Matsuo Basho 111 total

Autumn moonlight
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The old pond
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A Ball of Snow 283 ViewsRate it
Basho's Death Poem 243 ViewsRate it
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A snowy morning 178 ViewsRate it
From time to time
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The passing spring
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a strange flower
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Winter solitude
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Collection of Six Haiku
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The clouds come and go
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the whole family 135 ViewsRate it
A cicada shell 133 ViewsRate it
Fleas, lice 131 ViewsRate it
Teeth sensitive to the sand 131 ViewsRate it
Winter garden
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A field of cotton 124 ViewsRate it
Heat waves shimmering 124 ViewsRate it
I'm a wanderer
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This old village 123 ViewsRate it
The winter storm 117 ViewsRate it
Wrapping the rice cakes 117 ViewsRate it
First day of spring
 116 ViewsRate it
Eaten alive 116 ViewsRate it
In this world of ours, 116 ViewsRate it
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How admirable 114 ViewsRate it
A wild sea
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The morning glories 111 ViewsRate it
Chilling autumn rains
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The morning glory also 110 ViewsRate it
Don't imitate me 109 ViewsRate it
Passing through the world 109 ViewsRate it
Midfield 107 ViewsRate it
The she cat 107 ViewsRate it
The Narrow Road to the Deep North: Prologue
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I like to wash 105 ViewsRate it
deep into autumn
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The oak tree
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Four Haiku
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The butterfly 99 ViewsRate it
Ungraciously 99 ViewsRate it
An Old Pond
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When the winter chrysanthemums go 95 ViewsRate it
Stillness 92 ViewsRate it
Heat waves shimmering 91 ViewsRate it
A cold rain starting
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husking rice 90 ViewsRate it
A monk sips morning tea 89 ViewsRate it
under my tree-roof
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The banana tree
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On this road 86 ViewsRate it
How wild the sea is
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A weathered skeleton 83 ViewsRate it
This old village 83 ViewsRate it
On New Year's Day 82 ViewsRate it
None is travelling
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Taking a nap 81 ViewsRate it
Won't you come and see 77 ViewsRate it
Morning and evening 77 ViewsRate it
The first snow 76 ViewsRate it
With every gust of wind
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Even that old horse 74 ViewsRate it
souls' festival 74 ViewsRate it
Tremble oh my gravemound
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Blowing stones
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The squid seller's call 72 ViewsRate it
the winter leeks
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First snow 71 ViewsRate it
A caterpillar 70 ViewsRate it
A bee 67 ViewsRate it
As they begin to rise again 67 ViewsRate it
Spring rain
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With a warbler 63 ViewsRate it
What fish feel 62 ViewsRate it
A cool fall night 60 ViewsRate it
A man infirm 60 ViewsRate it
Clouds 60 ViewsRate it
This first fallen snow 60 ViewsRate it
The dragonfly 58 ViewsRate it
Sleep on horseback 56 ViewsRate it
Winter seclusion 55 ViewsRate it
Coolness of the melons 54 ViewsRate it
It is with awe 53 ViewsRate it
the warbler sings 53 ViewsRate it
The petals tremble 52 ViewsRate it
Bitter–tasting ice — 50 ViewsRate it
Moonlight slanting 49 ViewsRate it
crossing long fields 47 ViewsRate it
On Buddha's deathday
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On the cow shed
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First winter rain
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Staying at an inn 46 ViewsRate it
Bush warbler 45 ViewsRate it
Wrapping dumplings 45 ViewsRate it
a cuckoo cries 44 ViewsRate it
Awake at night
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Scarecrow in the hillock 41 ViewsRate it
Cold as it was 40 ViewsRate it
Cold night: the wild duck
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On the white poppy 39 ViewsRate it
bush-clover flowers 36 ViewsRate it
long conversations 36 ViewsRate it
Winter downpour 35 ViewsRate it
Year’s end, 35 ViewsRate it
Petals of the mountain rose 34 ViewsRate it
shaking the grave
 33 ViewsRate it
The shallows 29 ViewsRate it
But for a woodpecker 25 ViewsRate it

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