The cry of the cicada

by


Translated by William George Aston and published in A History of Japanese Literature, Chapter IV (1899). The cry of a cicada was written by Matsuo Basho in 1690. Basho was considered the master of the haiku poetry form.
The cry of the cicada
The cry of the cicada
Gives us no sign
That presently it will die.
div does not fill when I defer javascript
Japanese: (やがてしぬけしきはみえずせみのこゑ) yagate shinu / keshiki wa miezu / semi no koe

8.4

facebook share button twitter share button reddit share button share on pinterest pinterest


Add The cry of the cicada to your library.

Return to the Matsuo Basho library , or . . . Read the next poem; Tis the first snow

© 2022 AmericanLiterature.com