Kobayashi Issa

(1763 - 1827 / Kashiwabara / Japan)

A Bath When You'Re Born - Poem by Kobayashi Issa

His death poem:

A bath when you're born,
a bath when you die,
how stupid.

Translated by Robert Hass

Form: Haiku

Comments about A Bath When You'Re Born by Kobayashi Issa

  • Frederick Kesner (3/9/2018 12:02:00 AM)

    Could these both baths be more than hygienic, perhaps to do wit portals, gateways between worlds? (Report) Reply

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (7/14/2015 6:36:00 AM)

    inizio e fine vita con un bagno.. ;) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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