Post it Note Poetry Day 17 -
Furuike ya - is the first line of Basho's most famous poem "Old Pond". I have three translations the first
old pond/a frog jumps into/the sound of water
Breaking the silence/of an ancient pond/A frog jumped into water - A deep resonance
a more direct Japanese translation is:
old pond /frog jumps into/ water's sound
I prefer the first.