Matsuo Basho Poems

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Matsuo Basho

helen in egypt
This is the spread of wings,
whether the Straits claimed them
or the Cyclades,

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wash of cold river
Wash of cold river
in a glacial land,
Ionian water,
chill, snow-ribbed sand,
dri... [read poem]
O Matsushima!
O Matsushima!
O Matsushima!

All Greece hates
the still eyes in the white face,
the lustre as of olives
where she ... [read poem]
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