Updated Issa

Post date: Dec 27, 2011 6:9:33 AM

I’ve updated my “For the Love of Issa” essay on the Essays page by adding the text for each poem in Japanese, along with minor revisions to the romaji and a note about crickets versus katydids. Issa is known to have written at least 20,000 haiku in his lifetime. I don’t know how many I’ve written, but I’d estimate somewhere around 9,000. That’s probably a high estimate, so I have a long way to go to catch Issa! How about you?