Writing Shit About New Snow

Writing shit about new snow
for the rich
is not art.


Translated by Robert Hass

by Kobayashi Issa

Comments (1)

Depends on your definition of a poem. In my view, Issa is commenting on make predictable, pretty poems as a commodity or product. I read somewhere on the internet that he entered this poem into a haiku contest that asked for poems about the changing season. He could be a smart- and I like that!