Kobayashi Issa

(1763 - 1827 / Kashiwabara / Japan)

All The Time I Pray To Buddha - Poem by Kobayashi Issa

All the time I pray to Buddha
I keep on
killing mosquitoes.


Translated by Robert Hass


Comments about All The Time I Pray To Buddha by Kobayashi Issa

  • Gold Star - 33,045 Points Fabrizio Frosini (7/28/2015 8:15:00 AM)

    mmm.. I had thought that a monk, especially that time, that country, had to show the highest spirit of endurance, so to deal with any adversity with serenity and tolerance.. - All kinds of adversity and nuisance.. including mosquitoes.. ;) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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