Memento mori III: Dewdrops – Brief poems by Kobayashi Issa

Kobayashi Issa (小林 一茶, 1763 – 1828) was a  Japanese poet and lay Buddhist priest known for his haiku poems and journals. He was born in 1763 with the name Kobayashi Yatarô to a farmer and his wife in the village of Kashiwabara, a village of approximately one hundred houses in the highlands of the province of Shinano, close […]

Dewdrops – Brief poems by Kobayashi Issa

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