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Yosa Buson

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Yosa Buson, born in 1716, was a Japanese poet of the Edo period. He was known, along with Matsuo Basho and Kobayashi Issa, as one of the three classical masters of haiku. He died in Kyoto, Japan, in 1784.

by this poet

The light of a candle
               is transferred to another candle—
               spring twilight.