Basho, Buson, Issa

Basho

        ume ga ka ni            scent of plum blossoms
        notto hinoderu.         on the misty mountain path 
        yamaji kana             a big rising sun  



        kono aki wa             Why this fall
        nande toshiyoru         I feel old   
        kumo ni tori            bird beyond the clouds
                      




Buson

        harusame ya             Spring rain -
        koiso no kogai          Small shells on a small beach
        nururuhodo              glittering




Issa

        yasegaeru               Tiny frog
        makeruna Issa           Don't give up,
        koreni ari              Issa is here


        hiikimeni               looks cold -
        mitesae samushi         to say the most
        kageboshi               my shadow