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Quiz: Match these lines of a Haiku

In this quiz, I provide the first two lines of a haiku, and you have to choose the correct third line. Whether you’re a haikuist or you’ve never read a haiku before, you can have fun finding the best poetic fit from the choices offered! Do share your experience below 🙂

All of these poems are by the 17th century Japanese haiku master Matsuo Basho, translated by Jane Reichhold in Basho – the Complete Haiku (2008).

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    In the box are the first two lines of the haiku. Below that are three possibilities for the third (and final) line. Choose the correct one!

    • wander around
    • a crescent moon night
    • of deer at night
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    white chrysanthemums / looked at closely

    • in the moon’s shape
    • autumn’s departure
    • no dust at all
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    autumn deepens / so what does he do

    • about moon viewing
    • the man next door
    • for a flower festival
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    pine wind / does it go around the eaves

    • with departing autumn
    • a wild boar
    • as if master of the house
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    how pleasurable / sleeping late in autumn

    • a handsome man
    • as if master of the house
    • the man next door
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    crying “beeeee” / how sad the bellowing

    • a wild boar
    • of deer at night
    • autumn’s departure
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    buying a measuring box / I change my mind

    • about moon viewing
    • as if master of the house
    • with departing autumn
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    already autumn / even sprinkles of rain

    • wander around
    • no dust at all
    • in the moon’s shape
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    in the scent of mums / climbing up the dark pass

    • as if master of the house
    • no dust at all
    • for a flower festival
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    scent of chrysanthemums / in Nara a long time ago

    • a handsome man
    • the man next door
    • for a flower festival
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    a cricket / does it get into the bed of

    • a handsome man
    • a wild boar
    • of deer at night

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