Yosa Buson

(1716 - 1784 / Osaka / Japan)

Yosa Buson Poems

1. ِA mosquite buzzes 11/6/2015
2. Tilling the field 11/6/2015
3. They End Their Flight 1/13/2003
4. Washing The Hoe 1/13/2003
5. The Behavior Of The Pigeon 1/13/2003
6. The Willow Leaves Fallen 1/13/2003
7. Straw Sandal Half Sunk 1/13/2003
8. Over-Ripe Sushi 12/4/2014
9. The Old Man 1/13/2003
10. The Spring Sea Rising 1/13/2003
11. The End Of Spring 1/13/2003
12. Variations On 'The Short Night--' 1/13/2003
13. Light Of The Moon 4/2/2010
14. Spring Rain 4/2/2010
15. Ploughing The Land 1/13/2003
16. White Blossoms Of The Pear 1/13/2003
17. Haiku 4/2/2010
18. Sparrow Singing 1/13/2003
19. His Holiness The Abbot 1/13/2003
20. He's On The Porch 1/13/2003
21. Old Well 1/13/2003
22. Elegy To The Old Man Hokuju 1/1/2004
23. Not Quite Dark Yet 1/13/2003
24. Harvest Moon 1/13/2003
25. Lighting One Candle 1/13/2003
26. Evening Wind 1/13/2003
27. Coolness 1/13/2003
28. Buying Leeks 1/13/2003
29. Listening To The Moon 1/13/2003
30. A Bat Flits 1/13/2003
31. Early Summer Rain 1/13/2003
32. Calligraphy Of Geese 1/13/2003
33. Blown From The West 1/13/2003
34. My Arm For A Pillow 1/13/2003
35. Before The White Chrysanthemum 1/13/2003
36. Blow Of An Ax 1/13/2003
37. Dawn 1/13/2003
38. Hokku Poems In Four Seasons 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Yosa Buson

Hokku Poems In Four Seasons

Spring

The year's first poem done,
with smug self confidence
a haikai poet.

Longer has become the daytime;
a pheasant is fluttering
down onto the bridge.

Yearning for the Bygones

Lengthening days,
accumulating, and recalling
the days of distant past.

Slowly passing days,
with an echo heard here in a
corner of Kyoto.

The white elbow
of a priest, dozing,
in the dusk of spring.

Into a nobleman,
a fox has changed himself
early evening of spring.

The light on a candle stand
is transferred to ...

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He's On The Porch

He's on the porch,
to escape the wife and kids--
how hot it is!


Translated by Robert Hass

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