Kobayashi Issa Poems

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1.
Don'T Worry, Spiders

Don't worry, spiders,
I keep house
casually.
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2.
In Spring Rain

In spring rain
a pretty girl
yawning.
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3.
Having Slept, The Cat Gets Up

Having slept, the cat gets up,
yawns, goes out
to make love.
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4.
A Bath When You'Re Born

His death poem:

A bath when you're born,
a bath when you die,
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5.
All The Time I Pray To Buddha

All the time I pray to Buddha
I keep on
killing mosquitoes.
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6.
A Huge Frog And I

A huge frog and I,
staring at each other,
neither of us moves.
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7.
How Much

How much
are you enjying yourself,
tiger moth?
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8.
In This World

In this world
we walk on the roof of hell,
gazing at flowers.
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9.
Even With Insects

Even with insects--
some can sing,
some can't.
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10.
In These Latter-Day

In these latter-day,
Degenerate times,
Cherry-blossoms everywhere!
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