Basho’s first snow on a bridge not finished

Basho wrote this one while living near a bridge being constructed in Fukugawa, Japan. My translation Bridge being built— Above, The first snow. Original Japanese 初雪や懸けかかりたる橋の上 Pronunciation  Google Translator: press speaker to listen Hatsu yuki ya Kake kakaritaru Hashi no ue Literal translation First snow …

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Yosa Buson’s haiku: The sound of water falling

My translation:  All around, The waterfall’s sound. A leaf, so young. Or: Near and far, I hear The sound of water falling: A leaf, so young. Yosa Buson’s original Japanese をちこちに滝の音きく若葉かな  Pronunciation  Google Translator: press speaker button to listen Ochikochi ni Taki no oto kiku …

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