Pissing in the snow

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



Pissing in the snow
outside my door--
it makes a very straight hole.

Translated by Robert Hass

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 06, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXX X
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 99
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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