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Ode to the Six-Legged Muse

  • Aired: 05/17/2011
  • 02:39
  • Rating: TV-PG
The poetry that often praises insects is a type of poetry that rejoices in the minuscule, as a defining feature of a particular time and space. Haiku is the expression of a precise view of nature -- personal and universal in equal parts.
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Ode to the Six-Legged Muse
Ode to the Six-Legged Muse
Haiku is an interpretation of the brevity of life, and the never ending cycle of nature.
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