Spider, say again

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Translated from Complete Basho Haiku in Japanese by Dmitri N. Smirnov in 2006. Spider, say again was written by Matsuo Basho in 1680. Basho was considered the master of the haiku poetry form.
An illustration for the story Spider, say again by the author Matsuo Basho An illustration for the story Spider, say again by the author Matsuo Basho An illustration for the story Spider, say again by the author Matsuo Basho
Spider, say again!
It’s so hard to hear your voice
in the autumn wind.

Japanese: (くもなにとねをなにとなくあきのかぜ) kumo nani to / ne o nani to naku / aki no kaze

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