The Flag of the Rising Sun, stickily drooping in the sweltering heat


nisshōki bettari tareta mushiatsusa

(Tsuru Akira 鶴彬)


Tsuru Akira (1909–1938) was an anti-militarist senryū poet frequently harassed by the authorities over his literary activities. He died in prison at the age of 29.

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