Matsuo Bashō

A Quote by Matsuo Bashō on men

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Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.

Matsuo Bashō

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A Quote by Matsuo Bashō on existence

Around existence twine, (Oh, bridge that hangs across the gorge!) ropes of twisted vine.

Matsuo Bashō

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A Quote by Matsuo Bashō

From all these trees, in the salads, the soup, everywhere, cherry blossoms fall.

Matsuo Bashō

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A Quote by Matsuo Bashō on cricket and death

O cricket from your cherry cry No one would ever guess How quickly you must die.

Matsuo Bashō

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A Quote by Matsuo Bashō on beginning and dawn

Clapping my hands with the echoes the summer moon begins to dawn.

Matsuo Bashō

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