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 (bä′shō, bä-shô′), Matsuo 1644-1694.
Japanese poet known for his composition of haiku infused with the spirit of Zen Buddhism.


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(Biography) full name Matsuo Basho, originally Matsuo Munefusa. 1644–94, Japanese poet and travel writer, noted esp for his haiku
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Ese mismo ano aparece en la editorial de la Universidad Nacional de Mexico la traduccion de Octavio Paz de Oku no Hosomichi (Sendas de Oku) de Matsuo Basho, la primera edicion que se hacia en una lengua de occidente.
They include 7,100MW Bunji Hydropower project, refurbishment of 6,310MW Mangla units 1-6,1100MW Kohala, 690MW Shyok Dam, 665MW lower Plas valley, 496MW lower Spat Gah, 40MW Basho, 2300MW Pattan, 4000MW Thakot, 2100MW Dasu stage-II, 48MW Jagran and 26MW Shagarthang.
On a tip-off about presence of Basho group members, the police personnel raided a hideout located at Malir Marvi area , where the terrorists started hurling hand grenades on spotting police, leaving a police personal dead, while another injured.
I am also from San Francisco, have a background in comparative religions, Homer, Basho, Kundalini Yoga, Carlos Castanada, Alan Watts, Gurdjieff and taught hatha yoga for many years and found this book quite a challenge.
Basho the haiku master recounts how 'in the lonely silence, a single cicada's cry sinks into stone.
Contract awarded for Replacing cracked floor classroom Basho, Ltd.
An evocation of the profound work of Basho, the great Japanese poet.
Yosa Buson (1716-1783), Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) and Kobayashi Issa are among the most popular haiku masters.
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Acknowledging that Basho is only one of a collective of haiku masters, Wilkinson shows how the lack of clear kigo in many haiku by Knight is grounded in "the Danrin School of the 1670s and 1680s--poets who were 'highly conscious' of the form's comical tradition" (90).
Basho, master of haiku, was charmed in the seventeenth century with the path.