Kobayashi Issa

(1763 - 1827 / Kashiwabara / Japan)

This Moth Saw Brightness - Poem by Kobayashi Issa

This moth saw brightness
in a woman's chamber--
burnt to a crisp.


Translated by Robert Hass


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  • (12/27/2015 7:54:00 AM)


    ...........an amazing and sad write ★ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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