Saigyo

A number of Basho haiku are paraphrases of Saigyo tanka.

http://www.poetrysociety.org.nz/node/415

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Saigyo

  • waka and tanka are interchangable terms

https://www.uwosh.edu/facstaff/barnhill/244-japan/Saigyo%20-%20Sorrow%20and%20Blossoms.pdf

This one’s a ripper. I read it a few years ago in the quiet of Bairnsdale &,despite the universalist blather, particularly recommend the intro.

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=1Dk6AwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=saigyo&hl=en&sa=X&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=saigyo&f=false

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