Yosa Buson Poems

Yosa Buson was a respected Japanese painter and poet of the Edo era known for his mastery of both genres. Recognized as one of the best haiku poets of all time, his writings continue to be studied and praised for their beauty and wisdom.

Buson typically employed seasonal themes and motifs to explore the transience of existence and the impermanence of all things. His poetry is known for its vivid and evocative descriptions of nature. He also frequently wrote about the joys and struggles of regular people.

Buson was a highly competent painter in addition to his work as a poet, and many of his works include natural themes in a simple, elegant style. Combined, his poetry and artwork make an incredible legacy that continues to enthrall and inspire people around the globe.

In the moonlight

by Yosa Buson

‘In pale moonlight’ by Yosa Buson is a Japanese haiku that depicts a night scene filled with the scent of wisteria.

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