Yosa Buson

(1716 - 1784 / Osaka / Japan)

Yosa Buson Poems

1. Tilling the field 11/6/2015
2. ِA mosquite buzzes 11/6/2015
3. They End Their Flight 1/13/2003
4. Washing The Hoe 1/13/2003
5. The Behavior Of The Pigeon 1/13/2003
6. The Willow Leaves Fallen 1/13/2003
7. Straw Sandal Half Sunk 1/13/2003
8. The Old Man 1/13/2003
9. The End Of Spring 1/13/2003
10. The Spring Sea Rising 1/13/2003
11. Variations On 'The Short Night--' 1/13/2003
12. Over-Ripe Sushi 12/4/2014
13. Spring Rain 4/2/2010
14. White Blossoms Of The Pear 1/13/2003
15. Light Of The Moon 4/2/2010
16. Ploughing The Land 1/13/2003
17. Sparrow Singing 1/13/2003
18. Haiku 4/2/2010
19. His Holiness The Abbot 1/13/2003
20. He's On The Porch 1/13/2003
21. Old Well 1/13/2003
22. A Bat Flits 1/13/2003
23. Elegy To The Old Man Hokuju 1/1/2004
24. Harvest Moon 1/13/2003
25. Lighting One Candle 1/13/2003
26. Evening Wind 1/13/2003
27. Not Quite Dark Yet 1/13/2003
28. Coolness 1/13/2003
29. Listening To The Moon 1/13/2003
30. My Arm For A Pillow 1/13/2003
31. Calligraphy Of Geese 1/13/2003
32. Blown From The West 1/13/2003
33. Buying Leeks 1/13/2003
34. Before The White Chrysanthemum 1/13/2003
35. Early Summer Rain 1/13/2003
36. Dawn 1/13/2003
37. Hokku Poems In Four Seasons 1/1/2004
38. Blow Of An Ax 1/13/2003

Comments about Yosa Buson

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (11/11/2016 10:15:00 AM)

    '' The hokku composed after the death of Basho had its ups and down '', but luckily, Yosa Buson and Kobayashi Issa [and others] took their art seriously.

    Wrote Yosa Buson:
    '' Leaders of the haikai circles today each advocate their own poetic styles and speak ill of all the other styles. extending their elbows and puffing up their cheeks, they declare themselves to be master poets. Some try to appeal to the wealthy, others to the eccentric, but most of the verses selected in their anthologies are unrefined works, the kind of verses that would make knowledgeable experts cover their eyes at the first glance and throw them away. ''

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (11/11/2016 9:01:00 AM)

    Wrote Yosa Buson:
    '' Leaders of the haikai circles today each advocate their own poetic styles and speak ill of all the other styles. extending their elbows and puffing up their cheeks, they declare themselves to be master poets. Some try to appeal to the wealthy, others to the eccentric, but most of the verses selected in their anthologies are unrefined works, the kind of verses that would make knowledgeable experts cover their eyes at the first glance and throw them away. ''

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (1/20/2016 12:23:00 PM)

    Masaoka Shiki believed Yosa Buson was the greatest haiku poet

  • Gabriella Olivieri (10/22/2013 3:41:00 PM)

    nicely simple, lovable, and memorable for the people who appreciate the simple things

  • ingrid Diaz (1/17/2012 3:39:00 PM)

    i think you do a good job. :)

Best Poem of Yosa Buson

Blow Of An Ax

Blow of an ax,
pine scent,
the winter woods.


Translated by Robert Hass

Read the full of Blow Of An Ax

Listening To The Moon

Listening to the moon,
gazing at the croaking of frogs
in a field of ripe rice.


Translated by Robert Hass

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