Kobayashi Issa

(1763 - 1827 / Kashiwabara / Japan)

Kobayashi Issa Poems

1. A Bath When You'Re Born 1/13/2003
2. A Cuckoo Sings 1/13/2003
3. A Huge Frog And I 1/13/2003
4. A World Of Dew 4/12/2010
5. All The Time I Pray To Buddha 1/13/2003
6. Asked How Old He Was 1/13/2003
7. Blossoms At Night 1/13/2003
8. Brilliant moon 11/6/2015
9. Children Imitating Cormorants 1/13/2003
10. Don'T Kill That Fly! 4/12/2010
11. Don'T Know About The People 1/13/2003
12. Don'T Worry, Spiders 1/13/2003
13. Ducks Bobbing On The Water 1/13/2003
14. Even On The Smallest Islands 1/13/2003
15. Even With Insects 1/13/2003
16. Face Of The Spring Moon 1/13/2003
17. Having Slept, The Cat Gets Up 1/13/2003
18. Hey, Sparrow! 1/13/2003
19. How Much 1/13/2003
20. I'M Going Out 1/13/2003
21. In Spring Rain 1/13/2003
22. In The Thicket's Shade 1/13/2003
23. In These Latter-Day 1/13/2003
24. In This World 1/13/2003
25. It Once Happened 1/13/2003
26. Last Time, I Think 1/13/2003
27. Napped Half The Day 1/13/2003
28. Napping At Midday 1/13/2003
29. New Year's Day 1/13/2003
30. New Year's Morning 1/13/2003
31. No Doubt About It 1/13/2003
32. Not Knowing 1/13/2003
33. Not Very Anxious 1/13/2003
34. Pissing In The Snow 1/13/2003
35. Seen 1/13/2003
36. Summer Night 1/13/2003
37. That Pretty Girl 1/13/2003
38. That Wren 1/13/2003
39. The Crow 1/13/2003
40. The Man Pulling Radishes 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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