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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Haiku about Matsushima

holding this moonlit night
under the pines

Note: Below is a well-known apocryphal haiku often attributed to Matsuo Bashō  who, upon the sight of  Matsushima, was at a loss for words,
Matsushima ah!
A-ah, Matsushima, ah!
Matsushima, ah!