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Brief author info: Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) Japanese poet. A master of haiku; his poems and commentary highly influential; wrote many poems about identifying self with the creative spirit of nature. Born to a samurai family, took the name Basho from a kind of native banana tree. Tried to alleviate anxiety and depression by studying Zen Buddhism, but never became a monk. Traveled extensively and wrote famous travel book The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
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The sea darkens And a wild duck s call Is faintly white.
The old pond, ah! A frog jumps in: The water's sound.
Now the swinging bridge Is quieted with creepers-Like our tendrilled life.
Do not resemble me-Never be like a musk melon Cut in two identical halves.
Learn about a pine tree from a pine tree, and about a bamboo plant from a bamboo plant.
The old pond-A frog leaps in, and a splash.
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