An ancient pond

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An ancient pond...
by Matsuo Basho, translated by William George Aston
Source: W. G. Aston. A history of Japanese literature, CHAPTER IV, 1899


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"An ancient pond!
With a sound from the water
Of the frog as it plunges in."


1681/6, transl. 1899


Notes:

古池や蛙飛びこむ水の音 
(ふるいけやかはずとびこむみずのおと)
furu ike ya / kawazu tobikomu / mizu no oto
(IB-265, HS-270, JR-152) 1681/6[1]
  1. See: Complete Basho Haiku in Japanese