Yosa Buson

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Leading haiku poet of the late 18th century and, with Basho and Issa, one of the great names in haiku. Also known as Yosa Buson or Taniguchi Buson. Also a distinguished Bunjinga(literati-style) painter, he perfected haiga ("haiky sketch") as a branch of Japanese pictorial art. His best-known painting disciple, Matsumura Goshun, also known as Gekkei ...

Yosa Buson Poems

1.
Hokku Poems In Four Seasons

Spring

The year's first poem done,
with smug self confidence
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2.
Coolness

Coolness--
the sound of the bell
as it leaves the bell.
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3.
Dawn

Dawn--
fish the cormorants haven't caught
swimming in the shallows.
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4.
Blow Of An Ax

Blow of an ax,
pine scent,
the winter woods.
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5.
Early Summer Rain

Early summer rain--
houses facing the river,
two of them.
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Yosa Buson Comments

Fabrizio Frosini 11 November 2016

'' 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 11 November 2016

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 20 January 2016

Masaoka Shiki believed Yosa Buson was the greatest haiku poet

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Gabriella Olivieri 22 October 2013

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

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ingrid Diaz 17 January 2012

i think you do a good job. :)

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