Kobayashi Issa

(1763 - 1827 / Kashiwabara / Japan)

Kobayashi Issa Poems

41. In The Thicket's Shade 1/13/2003
42. Asked How Old He Was 1/13/2003
43. In These Latter-Day 1/13/2003
44. The Snow Is Melting 1/13/2003
45. In This World 1/13/2003
46. New Year's Day 1/13/2003
47. Writing Shit About New Snow 1/13/2003
48. Even With Insects 1/13/2003
49. How Much 1/13/2003
50. A Huge Frog And I 1/13/2003
51. All The Time I Pray To Buddha 1/13/2003
52. Having Slept, The Cat Gets Up 1/13/2003
53. Don'T Worry, Spiders 1/13/2003
54. A Bath When You'Re Born 1/13/2003
55. In Spring Rain 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

In Spring Rain

In spring rain
a pretty girl
yawning.


Translated by Robert Hass

Read the full of In Spring Rain

The Pheasant Cries

The pheasant cries
as if it just noticed
the mountain.


Translated by Robert Hass

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