An ancient pond...

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Translated by William George Aston and published in A History of Japanese Literature, Chapter IV (1899). An ancient pond... was written by Matsuo Basho in 1681. Basho was considered the master of the haiku poetry form.
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An ancient pond!
With a sound from the water
Of the frog as it plunges in.

Japanese: (ふるいけやかはずとびこむみずのおと) furu ike ya / kawazu tobikomu / mizu no oto

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