Yosa Buson

(1716 - 1784 / Osaka / Japan)

Yosa Buson Poems

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

Blown from the west,
fallen leaves gather
in the east.


Translated by Robert Hass

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