Homage to Bashō & Houédard
In 1681 the Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō wrote a 17-syllable poem . . .
Furu ike ya
mizu no oto
which roughly translates as . . .
The old pond;
A frog jumps in —
The sound of the water
Then in the 1960s, Benedictine monk Dom Sylvester Houédard, an exponent of concrete poetry, gave his translation . . .
Available as an edition print.
Signed by Richard Evans. Edition size: 95. Giclée print. Printed by Old Forest Arts. Image size: 250 x 250mm. Paper size: 400 x 400mm.
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