Snail

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This is a photo I took a couple weeks ago on my driveway. We don’t have a lot of snails around my yard, so I was surprised to find this tiny one. It reminds me of a famous haiku by Kobayashi Issa (小林一茶 1763-1827):

蝸牛 Katatsumuri
そろそろ登れ Soro soro nobore
富士の山 Fuji no yama

Which can be translated as:

O snail
Climb Mount Fuji,
But slowly, slowly!

Happy Spring!

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Author: Doug

A fellow who dwells upon the Pale Blue Dot who spends his days obsessing over things like Buddhism, KPop music, foreign languages, BSD UNIX and science fiction.

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