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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  • * Sunprincess * (12/27/2015 7:54:00 AM)

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

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003