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

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • 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

Read all 2 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: woman, song, women



Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  9. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]