At the beginning of Robert Bly’s book, “Morning Glory,” he had a version of Basho’s short poem, Morning Glory.  Interesting how the different translators view it:

The Morning Glory also
The morning glory also
turns out
not be my friend
translated by Robert Hass

The Morning Glory
Ah! the morning-glory!
‘Tis not my friend, either.
translator unknown

The Morning Glory
Another thing
that will never
be my friend.
translated by Robert Bly

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