Crow On A Withered Branch Haiku – Basho

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Ink painting by Morikawa Kyoriku (1656-1715)


Crow On A Withered Branch Haiku

Basho

枯朶に
烏のとまりけり
秋の暮

kare eda ni
karasu no tomarikeri
aki no kure

On a withered branch
A crow is perched
An autumn evening

Source: https://matsuobashohaiku.home.blog/2019/09/19/a-crow-on-a-withered-branch/


(Different English translations)

On a bare branch
A crow is perched –
Autumn evening.
Makoto Ueda

On a withered bough
A crow alone is perching;
Autumn evening now.
Kenneth Yasuda

On a withered branch
a crow has settled…
autumn nightfall.
Harold G. Henderson

on a dead branch
the crow settles –
autumn evening
Bruce Ross

On the dead limb
squats a crow –
autumn night.
Lucien Stryk

On a withered branch
A crow is perched,
In the autumn evening.
R. H. Blyth

on a bare branch
a crow has alighted…
autumn nightfall.
Makoto Ueda

on a bare branch
a crow lands
autumn dusk
Jane Reichhold

A crow
has settled on a bare branch –
autumn evening.
Robert Hass

on dead branches crows remain
perched at autumn’s end
Hiroaki Sato

on a barren branch
a raven has perched –
autumn dusk
William J. Higginson

a solitary
crow on a bare branch –
autumn evening
Sam Hamill

on a leafless branch
a crow comes to nest –
autumn nightfall
Haruo Shirane

on a withered branch
a crow has settled –
autumn evening.
David Landis Barnhill

on a leafless branch
a crow –
autumn dusk.
Takafumi Saito and William R. Nelson

on a withered branch
a crow is perched
an autumn evening.
Robert Aitken

Source: http://nextbit.blogspot.com/2011/05/bashos-crow-haiku-15-translations.html?m=1

Trên cành khô
Quạ đậu
Chiều thu

Vài chữ Hán trong bài thơ

枯 khô
朶 đóa
烏 ô (con quạ)
秋 thu
暮 mộ (chiều, lúc mặt trời sắp lặn)

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