Shizukasa ya Iwa ni shimiiru Semi no koe
written by Basho Matsuo (1644-1694)
This place is silent.
In this silence, I can hear only the cicada’s song.
The cicada’s song sounds like soaking into the rock.
This sound is laud, however, it is felt like amplifying the silence.
Actually, this haiku is written in Risshakuji, the place we introduced.
For deep understanding of this haiku, check our article about Risshakuji!
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