Kobayashi Issa

(1763 - 1827 / Kashiwabara / Japan)

In The Thicket's Shade - Poem by Kobayashi Issa

In the thicket's shade
a woman by herself
singing the rice-planting song.

Translated by Robert Hass

Comments about In The Thicket's Shade by Kobayashi Issa

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (7/31/2016 1:26:00 PM)

    Vivid image of rice planting and singing a song. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams (12/27/2015 3:09:00 PM)

    haiku can teach us all about the great art of drawing a scene with the smallest amount of words- -works terrifically (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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