Quick Tally on Frogs Jumping Into Ponds

Folks voted on which translation they liked best of the Basho, below. Here is the tally:

Allen Ginsburg 6
Sam Hamill 5
Tom Chilcott 2
Kenneth Rexroth 2
Lucien Stryk 1

I’ll add in additional votes as they come in. When you think about it, you start to want to pick and choose lines, maybe writing your own…

I can’t help but add this comic because I love Jessica Tremblay’s work and was honored to meet her last year in Canada:


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About Miriam Sagan

I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well (https://miriamswell.wordpress.com). The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

3 thoughts on “Quick Tally on Frogs Jumping Into Ponds

  1. I hope I can still share my vote. I’m with Sam Hamill’s version:

    At the ancient pond
    a frog plunges into
    the sound of water

    Thank you

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