Summer grasses

by Matsuo Basho

English version by Lucien Stryck
Original Language Japanese

Summer grasses
all that remains
of soldiers dreams.

-- from On Love and Barley: Haiku of Basho, Translated by Lucien Stryk

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Summer grasses