I bite into a persimmon
and a bell resounds-
it is said to be one of his best known haiku
Shiki wrote this haiku at Nara, on his way to Tokyo.
Shortly after, he suffered much agonized pain and had to be confined to his sick bed for seven years.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.
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