[even with insects]

by Kobayashi Issa

Translated by Robert Hass

Even with insects –

Some can sing,

some can’t

[even with insects] by Kobayashi Issa

from The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa,

edited and with an introduction by Robert Hass. Copyright 1994

by Robert Hass.

Source: The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho Buson and Issa

(The Ecco Press, 1994)

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