“‘Nobody is winning’ Afghan war, admits McChrystal” (Matsuo Basho)

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………………..summer grasses
………………..all that remains
………………..of soldier’s dreams

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Headlines:

“‘Nobody is winning’ Afghan war, admits McChrystal” (NZ Herald)

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Classical Japanese haiku by Basho, translated by Dick Whyte. Read more classical Japanese translations.

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  1. Laurence Stacey

    This is lovely Dick and is actually one of my personal favorites among your translations. I love that all of your translations really bring out “ma” and the floating lines present in many of the old master’s work. I think Bashô would be quite pleased!

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