Kobayashi Issa

(1763 - 1827 / Kashiwabara / Japan)

Kobayashi Issa Poems

1. Brilliant moon 11/6/2015
2. Winter Seclusion 12/4/2014
3. The Wren 12/4/2014
4. Don'T Kill That Fly! 4/12/2010
5. That Wren 1/13/2003
6. No Doubt About It 1/13/2003
7. Not Knowing 1/13/2003
8. The Pheasant Cries 1/13/2003
9. Under My House 1/13/2003
10. The Moon Tonight 1/13/2003
11. Napping At Midday 1/13/2003
12. Seen 1/13/2003
13. The Crow 1/13/2003
14. Under The Image Of Buddha 1/13/2003
15. New Year's Morning 1/13/2003
16. Not Very Anxious 1/13/2003
17. Windy Fall 1/13/2003
18. The Man Pulling Radishes 1/13/2003
19. Summer Night 1/13/2003
20. The Toad! It Looks Like 1/13/2003
21. This Moth Saw Brightness 1/13/2003
22. That Pretty Girl 1/13/2003
23. Visiting The Graves 1/13/2003
24. Pissing In The Snow 1/13/2003
25. Napped Half The Day 1/13/2003
26. What A Strange Thing 1/13/2003
27. With My Father 1/13/2003
28. These Sea Slugs 1/13/2003
29. It Once Happened 1/13/2003
30. Last Time, I Think 1/13/2003
31. Blossoms At Night 1/13/2003
32. Children Imitating Cormorants 1/13/2003
33. Hey, Sparrow! 1/13/2003
34. The Snow Is Melting 1/13/2003
35. Don'T Know About The People 1/13/2003
36. Even On The Smallest Islands 1/13/2003
37. Face Of The Spring Moon 1/13/2003
38. Ducks Bobbing On The Water 1/13/2003
39. A World Of Dew 4/12/2010
40. A Cuckoo Sings 1/13/2003

Comments about Kobayashi Issa

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (11/11/2016 8:19:00 AM)

    After Kobayashi Issa’s death, haiku poetry began a steady descent into mediocrity... until Masaoka Shiki saved it

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  • 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

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

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

Best Poem of Kobayashi Issa

Don'T Worry, Spiders

Don't worry, spiders,
I keep house
casually.


Translated by Robert Hass

Read the full of Don'T Worry, Spiders

The Pheasant Cries

The pheasant cries
as if it just noticed
the mountain.


Translated by Robert Hass

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