Yosa Buson

(1716 - 1784 / Osaka / Japan)

Yosa Buson Poems

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

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

Hokku Poems In Four Seasons

Spring

The year's first poem done,
with smug self confidence
a haikai poet.

Longer has become the daytime;
a pheasant is fluttering
down onto the bridge.

Yearning for the Bygones

Lengthening days,
accumulating, and recalling
the days of distant past.

Slowly passing days,
with an echo heard here in a
corner of Kyoto.

The white elbow
of a priest, dozing,
in the dusk of spring.

Into a nobleman,
a fox has changed himself
early evening of spring.

The light on a candle stand
is transferred to ...

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Evening Wind

Evening wind:
water laps
the heron's legs.


Translated by Robert Hass

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