A Bee

A bee
staggers out
of the peony.


Translated by Robert Hass

by Matsuo Basho

Comments (6)

Very emotional and captures the horrific scenes
I love looking at these war poems. They make one remember those who served them and those who need honored by us. I'm a cadet. This stuff is important.
This poem is going to haunt me for a long long time! Powerful. Heart-breaking. Wise. And it hurts in that way that truth has of hurting. 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad
Raw and emotional, this poem really hits home, and shows the brutal and viscous cycle that is war.
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