Writing Shit About New Snow Poem by Kobayashi Issa

Writing Shit About New Snow

Rating: 3.6


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


Translated by Robert Hass

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Vermillion Wheels 11 October 2018

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!

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Kobayashi Issa

Kashiwabara / Japan
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