Kobayashi Issa

(1763 - 1827 / Kashiwabara / Japan)

The Snow Is Melting - Poem by Kobayashi Issa

The snow is melting
and the village is flooded
with children.


Translated by Robert Hass

Topic(s) of this poem: snow


Comments about The Snow Is Melting by Kobayashi Issa

  • (12/27/2015 7:50:00 AM)


    .............a great write....the hyperbole is amazing ★ (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams (2/1/2015 9:37:00 PM)


    There is such an Elegant Simplicity in this. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 8, 2015


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