Kobayashi Issa

(1763 - 1827 / Kashiwabara / Japan)

Kobayashi Issa Poems

1. Winter Seclusion 12/4/2014
2. The Wren 12/4/2014
3. The Crow 1/13/2003
4. New Year's Morning 1/13/2003
5. That Wren 1/13/2003
6. No Doubt About It 1/13/2003
7. Not Knowing 1/13/2003
8. Under My House 1/13/2003
9. Don'T Kill That Fly! 4/12/2010
10. Seen 1/13/2003
11. That Pretty Girl 1/13/2003
12. The Pheasant Cries 1/13/2003
13. Not Very Anxious 1/13/2003
14. Under The Image Of Buddha 1/13/2003
15. Visiting The Graves 1/13/2003
16. The Moon Tonight 1/13/2003
17. Napping At Midday 1/13/2003
18. Windy Fall 1/13/2003
19. The Man Pulling Radishes 1/13/2003
20. These Sea Slugs 1/13/2003
21. Summer Night 1/13/2003
22. New Year's Day 1/13/2003
23. The Toad! It Looks Like 1/13/2003
24. This Moth Saw Brightness 1/13/2003
25. Napped Half The Day 1/13/2003
26. Pissing In The Snow 1/13/2003
27. What A Strange Thing 1/13/2003
28. With My Father 1/13/2003
29. The Snow Is Melting 1/13/2003
30. Last Time, I Think 1/13/2003
31. Blossoms At Night 1/13/2003
32. It Once Happened 1/13/2003
33. Children Imitating Cormorants 1/13/2003
34. Don'T Know About The People 1/13/2003
35. A World Of Dew 4/12/2010
36. A Huge Frog And I 1/13/2003
37. In The Thicket's Shade 1/13/2003
38. In This World 1/13/2003
39. A Cuckoo Sings 1/13/2003
40. In These Latter-Day 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Kobayashi Issa

A Bath When You'Re Born

His death poem:

A bath when you're born,
a bath when you die,
how stupid.


Translated by Robert Hass

Read the full of A Bath When You'Re Born

Face Of The Spring Moon

Face of the spring moon--
about twelve years old,
I'd say.


Translated by Robert Hass

[Hata Bildir]