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[under the evening moon]

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Under the evening moon
the snail
      is stripped to the waist.

[under the evening moon] by Issa from The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa, edited and with an introduction by Robert Hass. Copyright 1994 by Robert Hass. Used by permission of HarperCollins Publishers.
Source: The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho Buson and Issa (The Ecco Press, 1994)
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