Face Of The Spring Moon

Face of the spring moon--
about twelve years old,
I'd say.


Translated by Robert Hass

by Kobayashi Issa

Comments (5)

Very much good
as Gemma Sturges (see her comment below) wrote, it is not the full text. She posted the missing part. Thanks Gemma
haha yes, do keep writing...
Its a good contrast between the poor and the wealthy, well not much with the poor, but i get what you mean. This is a good poem, keep writing your really good at it!
this is not the full peom, it should read as follows... The Aliens you may not believe it but there are people who go through life with very little friction or distress. they dress well, eat well, sleep well. they are contented with their family life. they have moments of grief but all in all they are undisturbed and often feel very good. and when they die it is an easy death, usually in their sleep. you may not believe it but such people do exist. but i am not one of them. oh no, I am not one of them, I am not even near to being one of them. but they are there and I am here