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. Don'T Kill That Fly! 4/12/2010
7. No Doubt About It 1/13/2003
8. Not Knowing 1/13/2003
9. Napping At Midday 1/13/2003
10. The Pheasant Cries 1/13/2003
11. Under My House 1/13/2003
12. Napped Half The Day 1/13/2003
13. The Moon Tonight 1/13/2003
14. Seen 1/13/2003
15. That Pretty Girl 1/13/2003
16. New Year's Day 1/13/2003
17. Not Very Anxious 1/13/2003
18. Under The Image Of Buddha 1/13/2003
19. Visiting The Graves 1/13/2003
20. Windy Fall 1/13/2003
21. These Sea Slugs 1/13/2003
22. The Toad! It Looks Like 1/13/2003
23. This Moth Saw Brightness 1/13/2003
24. Pissing In The Snow 1/13/2003
25. The Man Pulling Radishes 1/13/2003
26. Summer Night 1/13/2003
27. Last Time, I Think 1/13/2003
28. It Once Happened 1/13/2003
29. With My Father 1/13/2003
30. The Snow Is Melting 1/13/2003
31. What A Strange Thing 1/13/2003
32. Blossoms At Night 1/13/2003
33. In This World 1/13/2003
34. Children Imitating Cormorants 1/13/2003
35. Even On The Smallest Islands 1/13/2003
36. Don'T Know About The People 1/13/2003
37. In The Thicket's Shade 1/13/2003
38. How Much 1/13/2003
39. Face Of The Spring Moon 1/13/2003
40. Ducks Bobbing On The Water 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

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A Huge Frog And I

A huge frog and I,
staring at each other,
neither of us moves.


Translated by Robert Hass

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