Moonlight slanting

Matsuo Basho

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Moonlight slanting
through the bamboo grove;
a cuckoo crying.

Translated by Robert Hass

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    Such a peaceful poem, had to chekc it out for my English class. You can almost see and hear the scene it creates, really calms the brain down after a long day. So simple, yet beautiful. Got to say, poems grow on you.