Spider, say again

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Spider, say again...
by Matsuo Basho, translated by Dmitri N. Smirnov


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Spider, say again!
It’s so hard to hear your voice
in the autumn wind.


1680, transl. 2006/7


Notes:

蜘何と音をなにと鳴く秋の風 
(くもなにとねをなにとなくあきのかぜ)
kumo nani to / ne o nani to naku / aki no kaze
(IB-113, HS-116, JR-117) 1680[1]
  1. See: Complete Basho Haiku in Japanese



The note on the translation:

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