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Don't Kill That Fly!

Kobayashi Issa 1763 (Shinano Province) – 1828 (Shinano Province)



Look, don't kill that fly!
It is making a prayer to you
By rubbing its hands and feet.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Kobayashi Issa

Kobayashi Issa, was a Japanese poet and lay Buddhist priest of the Jōdo Shinshū sect known for his haiku poems and journals. more…

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