The Old Pond

The old pond;
A frog jumps in –
The sound of the water.

— Basho

One can visualise the scene of an old overgrown pond, one can hear the plop as the frog jumps in.

Taken from A Zen Wave by Robert Aitken.

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One Response to “The Old Pond”

  1. talibhaiku Says:

    Ah yes the ancient pond – without a doubt Basho’s most famous Haiku.

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