10. Evening's Wooden Drum

Late night vibes

Late night vibes

Under the evening moon 
the snail 
is stripped to the waist –Issa

Kobayashi Issa is a Japanese haiku poet who lived a tragic life, losing three children and a wife on separate occasions.

His poetry is so full of life.

“Issa” means “cup of tea”.

The refrain “Oh what a red moon, whose is it? Children” begs the question- what kind of world will they inherit?


GUITARS + BASS + PERCUSSION - Scott Hirsch LYRICAL INSPIRATION - Kobayashi Issa


Frost in the valley
Pink in the mountains
Evening’s wooden drum

Rain clouds billow
In the morning killing time
Evening’s wooden drum

Echoes like empty words

Oh what a red moon
And whose is it? Children?
Oh what a red moon

Oh what a red moon
And whose is it? Children?
Oh what a red moon

What a red moon
And whose is it? Children?

Evening’s wooden drum
Like empty words