Posts Tagged ‘Matsuo Basho’

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

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

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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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“Frog Horde Closes Major Highway in Northern Greece” (Neal Whitman)

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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Basho’s Narrow Road
in my map compartment—
watch out for frogs

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Headlines:

“Frog Horde Closes Major Highway in Northern Greece” (New York Times)

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Poem by Neal Whitman (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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