Twas the new moon

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Translated by William George Aston and published in A History of Japanese Literature, Chapter IV (1899). Twas the new moon was written by Matsuo Basho, year unknown. Basho was considered the master of the haiku poetry form.
An illustration for the story Twas the new moon by the author Matsuo Basho An illustration for the story Twas the new moon by the author Matsuo Basho An illustration for the story Twas the new moon by the author Matsuo Basho
'Twas the new moon!
Since then I waited—
And lo! to-night!
[I have my reward!]

Japanese: 三日月の頃より待ちし今宵かな mikazuki no / koro yori mati si / koyoi kana

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