Some Haiku Poems by Issa Read in English

You can hear poet Robert Hass reading his translations of some Haiku poems by Japanese poet and Buddhist priest Kobayashi Issa (1763 – 1827) in the video below.

The first is one of my favorites:

Don’t worry spiders
I keep house
Casually.

Listen to more here…

Enjoy!

Mama Lisa

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