A Cool Fall Night

At a hermitage:

A cool fall night--
getting dinner, we peeled
eggplants, cucumbers.


Translated by Robert Hass

by Matsuo Basho

Comments (4)

Fall is so very melancholy yet in nature the season is a season of rest and restoration..... would that loss of human. life were that way
Wow love this poem
What a sad and beautiful poem about the death of a child. Very moving.
Delicious poem! very warm! ! !