Kobayashi Rin Young Haiku Poet


Spring Rain

いじめられ
行きたし行けぬ
春の雨

Ijimerare
Ikitashi Ikenu
Haru no Ame

Bullied
I wanted to go but couldn’t
Spring rain

The winter spider
Tangled in the web
Does it suffer?

Winter rose
Standing and facing
Unafraid

-Kobayashi Rin

Kobayahi Rin is a precocious 13-year-old haiku poet from Osaka who started writing haiku at age 6. Unfortunately he was bullied in elementary school. Rin has published two haiku anthologies that sold over 130,000 copies. His haiku talks about subjects such as school bullying and nature and has connected with many in Japan and around the world.

Courtesy of NHK World Radio Japan Online

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