A Caterpillar

A caterpillar,
this deep in fall--
still not a butterfly.


Translated by Robert Hass

by Matsuo Basho

Comments (4)

Excellent - Something is fishy and wrong.
(A Caterpillar - Poem by Matsuo Basho.) **A flaw in nature; delayed process. Love the verse.
I'm still not a butterfly, either... still developing
i hate this poem blah it