Kobayashi Issa

(1763 - 1827 / Kashiwabara / Japan)

Writing Shit About New Snow - Poem by Kobayashi Issa

Writing shit about new snow
for the rich
is not art.


Translated by Robert Hass


Comments about Writing Shit About New Snow by Kobayashi Issa

  • (10/11/2018 3:51:00 PM)


    Depends on your definition of a poem. In my view, Issa is commenting on make predictable, pretty poems as a commodity or product. I read somewhere on the internet that he entered this poem into a haiku contest that asked for poems about the changing season. He could be a smart- and I like that! (Report) Reply

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  • Poetic Dreams (9/7/2018 12:23:00 AM)


    Hardly worthy as a poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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