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Bitter–tasting Ice —
(1644 - 1694 / Iga Province / Japan)

Bitter–tasting Ice —

Poem By Matsuo Basho

Kori nigaku enso ga nodo o uruoseri

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

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Comments (4)

(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.