Matsuo Basho

(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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  • (5/26/2018 9:18:00 PM)

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  • (11/27/2016 6:34:00 PM)

    (Bitter–tasting Ice — by Matsuo Basho.) **Can’t express what this poem is saying to me. Evokes such depth of feelings. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/2/2015 1:06:00 AM)

    Ha ha ha. Liked it. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/12/2012 3:25:00 PM)

    A shocking ending I was not expecting. I caught myself giggling. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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