The cry of the cicada

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The cry of the cicada
by Matsuo Basho, translated by William George Aston
Source: W. G. Aston. A history of Japanese literature, CHAPTER IV, 1899

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“The cry of the cicada
Gives us no sign
That presently it will die.”




Notes:

やがて死ぬけしきは見えず蝉の声 
(やがてしぬけしきはみえずせみのこゑ)
yagate shinu / keshiki wa miezu / semi no koe
(IB-641, HS-642, JR-663) 1690[1]
  1. See: Complete Basho Haiku in Japanese