Haiku of Kobayashi Issa

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jinjô ni hittsukama[ru]ru tanishi kana

making no fuss
they are captured...
pond snails

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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