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The Sound of Water September 18, 2011

Posted by The Typist in Poetry, Toulouse Street.
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frog detail from “Frog and Mouse” by Getsuju, ca. 1800, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

The old pond:
a frog jumps into
the sound of water.
— Basho

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1. Paul Benton - September 20, 2011

ive never heard this poem put this way. into the sound of water. interesting. i dont know. i was kind of taken aback. i guess thats ok. thanks.

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Mark Folse - September 22, 2011

My favorite translation, from a little book I picked up at the Japanese Garden in Portland, Ore. a few years back.

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