Kobayashi Issa

(1763 - 1827 / Kashiwabara / Japan)

A Bath When You'Re Born - Poem by Kobayashi Issa

His death poem:

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


Translated by Robert Hass

Form: Haiku


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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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