Windy fall

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



At my daughter's grave, thirty days
after her death:

        Windy fall--
        these are the scarlet flowers
        she liked to pick.

Translated by Robert Hass

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 167
Words 26
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 2, 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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