Bitter–tasting Ice —

Kori nigaku enso ga nodo o uruoseri


Bitter–tasting ice —
Just enough to wet the throat
Of a sewer rat.

by Matsuo Basho

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(Bitter–tasting Ice — by Matsuo Basho.) **Can’t express what this poem is saying to me. Evokes such depth of feelings.
Ha ha ha. Liked it.
A shocking ending I was not expecting. I caught myself giggling.