Kobayashi Issa

(1763 - 1827 / Kashiwabara / Japan)

Kobayashi Issa Poems

1. Don't worry, spiders 1/13/2003
2. A bath when you're born 1/13/2003
3. In spring rain 1/13/2003
4. Having slept, the cat gets up 1/13/2003
5. All the time I pray to Buddha 1/13/2003
6. A cuckoo sings 1/13/2003
7. Asked how old he was 1/13/2003
8. Writing shit about new snow 1/13/2003
9. a world of dew 4/12/2010
10. A huge frog and I 1/13/2003
11. I'm going out 1/13/2003
12. Even with insects 1/13/2003
13. Ducks bobbing on the water 1/13/2003
14. Face of the spring moon 1/13/2003
15. How much 1/13/2003
16. Don't know about the people 1/13/2003
17. Even on the smallest islands 1/13/2003
18. Hey, sparrow! 1/13/2003
19. In these latter-day 1/13/2003
20. Children imitating cormorants 1/13/2003

The pheasant cries

The pheasant cries
as if it just noticed
the mountain.


Translated by Robert Hass

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