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. That Pretty Girl 1/13/2003
16. Visiting The Graves 1/13/2003
17. Not Very Anxious 1/13/2003
18. Windy Fall 1/13/2003
19. The Man Pulling Radishes 1/13/2003
20. Summer Night 1/13/2003
21. The Toad! It Looks Like 1/13/2003
22. This Moth Saw Brightness 1/13/2003
23. New Year's Morning 1/13/2003
24. Napped Half The Day 1/13/2003
25. Pissing In The Snow 1/13/2003
26. What A Strange Thing 1/13/2003
27. It Once Happened 1/13/2003
28. With My Father 1/13/2003
29. These Sea Slugs 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

Pissing In The Snow

Pissing in the snow
outside my door--
it makes a very straight hole.


Translated by Robert Hass

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