Ducks bobbing on the water

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



Ducks bobbing on the water--
are they also, tonight,
hoping to get lucky?
        

Translated by Robert Hass

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 22, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXX X
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 112
Words 19
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 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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