Haiku


俳句


Learn Japanese vocabulary with haiku. 

The following are by Basho 芭蕉



古池や
蛙飛び込む
水の音

ふるいけや
かえるとびこむ
みずのおと

An old pond
A frog jumps in
the sound of water




富士の風や
扇にのせて
江戸土産


ふじのかぜや
おおぎにのせて
えどみやげ

Mt Fuji's wind
I've brought my fan
a gift from Edo




草臥れて
宿借るころや
藤の花


くたびれて
やどかるころや
ふじのはな

Tired
In search of lodging
Ah! These wisteria flowers



やがて死ぬ
けしきは見えず
蝉の声


やがてしぬ
けしきはみえず
せみのこえ

Soon they will die
the landscape can be seen
the voices of locust

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