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Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo: Ode to the Six-Legged Muse

Clip: Season 12 | 2m 39s

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.

Aired: 05/17/11

Rating: TV-PG

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