Matsuo Bashō

Matsuo Bashō was a 17th-century Japanese poet. He is incredibly famous to this day for his well-read haiku. During the 20th century, his poetry spread around the world. He has been incredibly influential in the popularization of the haiku poetic form.

The Old Pond

‘The Old Pond’ is one of the best-known Japanese haiku of all time. This haiku consists of three phrases that contain the syllable count of 5-7-5.

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