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jinjô ni hittsukama[ru]ru tanishi kana
making no fuss
they are captured...
Or: pond snail. Shinji Ogawa assisted with this translation.
The gentle pond snails don't put up a fight when they are gathered. Issa seems to admire their Buddhist equanimity.
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