Matsuo Basho Quotes

Matsuo Basho Quotes: Sabi is the color of haikai. It is different from tranquility. For example, if an old man dresses up in armor and helmet and goes to the battlefield, or in colorful brocade kimono, attending (his lord) at a banquet, [sabi] is like this old figure.
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Matsuo Basho Quote: Every moment of life is the last, every poem is a death poem.
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Quotes about Matsuo Basho: I felt quite at home, / As if it were mine sleeping lazily / In this house of fresh air.
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Quote about Matsuo Basho: Real poetry, is to lead a beautiful life. To live poetry is better than to write it.
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Matsuo Basho Sayings: A weathered skeleton in windy fields of memory, piercing like a knife.
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Matsuo Basho Saying: What is important is to keep our mind high in the world of true understanding, and returning to the world of our daily experience to seek therein the truth of beauty. No matter what we may be doing at a given moment, we must not forget that is has a bearing upon our everlasting self which is poetry.
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Sayings about Matsuo Basho: The haiku that reveals seventy to eighty percent of its subject is good. Those that reveal fifty to sixty percent, we never tire of.
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