Kobayashi Issa

(1763 - 1827 / Kashiwabara / Japan)

Comments about Kobayashi Issa

  • Glen Kappy Glen Kappy (1/31/2016 5:08:00 PM)

    my favorite among the great haiku triumvirate. so human. i became familiar with him through robert hass's the essential haiku and recommend it heartily. i don't usually buy books when i can borrow them, but i bought this one to refer to over and over. -glen kappy

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (11/5/2015 4:15:00 AM)

    Basho, Issa Kobayashi, Buson, Shiki..4 shining stars..!

Not Knowing

Not knowing
it's a tub they're in
the fish cooling at the gate.

Translated by Robert Hass

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