Saturday, August 29, 2009


Basho's haiku:

Furu ike ya
kawazu tobikomu
mizu no oto

G.S. Fraser's translation:

The old pond, yes, and
A frog-jumping-in-the-
Water’s noise!

1 comment:

  1. (4-Aminobiphenyl, hexachlorobenzene
    Dimethyl sulfate, chloromethyl methylether
    2, 3, 7, 8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-
    para-dioxin, carbon disulfide)

    (Dibromochloropane, chlorinated
    benzenes, 2-Nitropropane, pentachlorophenol,
    Benzotrichloride, strontium chromate
    1, 2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane)

    I went walking in the wasted city
    Started thinking about entropy
    Smelled the wind from the ruined river
    Went home to watch TV

    And it's worse when I try to remember
    When I think about then and now
    I'd rather see it on the news at eleven
    Sit back, and watch it run straight down

    Run straight down
    Run straight down
    I can see it with my eyes closed
    Run straight down