Kobayashi Issa

(1763 - 1827 / Kashiwabara / Japan)

Kobayashi Issa Poems

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

Translated by Robert Hass

Read the full of Don'T Worry, Spiders

Face Of The Spring Moon

Face of the spring moon--
about twelve years old,
I'd say.

Translated by Robert Hass

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