The toad! It looks like

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



The toad! It looks like
it could belch
a cloud.
        

Translated by Robert Hass

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXX X
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 86
Words 16
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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