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Matsuo Basho (1644 - 1694)
Matsuo Basho
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One day in the spring of 1681 a banana tree was being planted alongside a modest hut in a rustic area of Edo, a city now known as Tokyo. It was a gift from a local resident to his teacher of poetry, who had moved into the hut several months earlier. The teacher, a man of thirty-six years of age, was delighted with the gift. He loved the banana plant because it was somewhat like him in the way it stood there. Its large leaves were soft and sensitive and were easily torn when gusty winds blew from..
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Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.
- Matsuo Basho
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