Don't know about the people

Kobayashi Issa 1763 (Shinano Province) – 1828 (Shinano Province)



Approaching my village:

        Don't know about the people,
        but all the scarecrows
        are crooked.
        

Translated by Robert Hass

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Characters 150
Words 20
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 1, 3, 1

Kobayashi Issa

Kobayashi Issa, was a Japanese poet and lay Buddhist priest of the Jōdo Shinshū sect known for his haiku poems and journals. more…

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