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  Gudo was the emperor's teacher of his time. Nevertheless, he used to travel alone as a wandering mendicant. Once when he was on his way to Edo, the cultural and political center of the shogunate, he approached a little village named Takenaka.... continue...

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A GLASS OF WINE
When the Rhine wine was pouring from the bottle into the glass.

It was neither the same nor different.
The first sip was swallowed and it hit
The tongue-tip with the bitterness.
The second one dipped the throat with a little sweet.
And the third one reached the stomach with a little burn.
Three of them were neither real nor unreal,
Why did they make drinkers drunkards?

ChonTri


 



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