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“What a strange thing!
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.”
Kobayashi Issa, Poems
“Summer night--
even the stars
are whispering to each other.”
Kobayashi Issa
“Never forget:
we walk on hell,
gazing at flowers.”
Kobayashi Issa
“O snail
Climb Mount Fuji
But slowly, slowly!”
Kobayashi Issa
I'm here-
the snow falling.”
“Where there are humans,
You'll find flies,
And Buddhas.”
Kobayashi Issa
“In the cherry blossom's shade
there's no such thing
as a stranger.”
Kobayashi Issa
“The world of dew
is the world of dew.
And yet, and yet--”
Issa Kobayashi, The Dumpling Field: Haiku of Issa
“Arise from sleep, old cat,
And with great yawns and stretchings...
Amble out for love”
Issa, Japanese Haiku
“In this world
We walk on the roof of hell
Gazing at flowers”
Kobayashi Issa
“Don't weep, insects --
Lovers, stars themselves,
Must part.”
Kobayashi Issa
“Even in warmest
how cold my shadow”
“In the city fields
Contemplating cherry-trees...
Strangers are like friends”
Issa, Japanese Haiku
in the dragonfly's eye --
Kobayashi Issa
“All the time I pray to Buddha
I keep on
killing mosquitoes.”
Kobayashi Issa
“On the Death of his Child

Dew Evaporates
And all our world is dear,
So fresh, so fleeting”
Issa, Japanese Haiku
“before the gate --
my walking stick's made a river
of melting snow”
Kobayashi Issa
“Giddy grasshopper
Take not leap and crush
These pearls of dewdrop”
Issa, Japanese Haiku
“Don't kill!...
The fly is asking you
To save his life
By rubbing his hands together”
Issa Kobayashi
“A world of grief and pain
Flowers bloom
Even then”
Kobayashi Issa, The Spring of My Life and Selected Haiku
“This dewdrop world
Is but a dewdrop world
And yet —”
Kobayashi Issa
“Not gifted with genius but honestly holding his experiences deep in his heart, he kept his simplicity and humanity.”
“hey sparrows
no pissing on my old
winter quilt!”
Issa Kobayashi
“Where there are humans,
You'll find flies,
And Buddhas.”
Kobayashi Issa
“Hi! My little hut
Is newly-thatched I see...
Blue morning-glories”
Issa, Japanese Haiku
“Dry creek
by lightning”
“A world of grief and pain,
but the flowers bloom
even then”
“Don't worry spiders, I keep house casually.”
Kobayashi Issa

Ne possédant rien
comme mon cœur est léger
comme l’air est frais”
Issa Kobayashi
“The children imitating the cormorants,
Are more wonderful
Than the real cormorants”
Kobayashi Issa

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