Haiku by Basho

On the back of the mirror,
A spring unseen,
A flowering plum-tree
[1]

人も見ぬ春や鏡のうらの梅
hito mo minu haru ya kagami no ura no ume

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by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase

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H3000 Haiku by Basho – On the back of the mirror …
by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase

On the back of the mirror,
A spring unseen,
A flowering plum-tree
[1]

hito mo minu
haru ya kagami
no ura no ume
人も見ぬ
春や鏡
のうらの梅
bashou芭蕉

R. H. Blyth suggests the translation:

A spring unseen of men, –
On the back of the mirror,
A flowering plum-tree.
[2]

Nelson and Saito suggest the translation:

A spring no one sees –
On a mirror’s back
Apricot Blossoms.
[3]

References:

[1] Translation by Timothy L. Jackowski, Takase Studios, LLC.

[2] Blyth, R. H. (1982). Haiku Volume 4 Autumn-Winter. Tokyo. The Hokuseido Press. 992.

[3] Nelson, William. Saito, Takafumi. (2006). 1020 Haiku in Translation: The Heart of Basho, Buson and Issa. South Carolina. BookSurge Publishing. 19.

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