Dragonfly breath



4 thoughts on “Dragonfly breath

    • I know. Sometimes I think: “Basho wouldn’t like that comic: it lacks kindness/compassion.”

      Basho would never hurt a creature, even in his poems. When Kikaku, one of his disciple, wrote:

      A dragonfly
      remove it swings…
      a red pepper! (Kikaku)

      His master Basho thought the haiku was to cruel and replied with this version:

      a red pepper,
      add some wings,
      a dragonfly. (Basho)

      Perhaps Basho would insist that I resuscitate the dead dragonfly in the next comic.

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