Extracting teeth
from out of an abdomen ―
gourd seeds

By Yosa Buson
translated, from the Japanese, by EP Allan

EP Allan has published many of his own poems and is working on “The Selected Poems of Yosa Buson” for his dissertation at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Yosa Buson is one of the major poets from the Edo Era in Japan and lived from 1716-December 25, 1784.