Carpe Diem Tan Renga Wednesday: Such a Cold Night

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lying down
with quilts over the head
such a cold night
I spent many nights like this
in a trailer with no heat


The Hokku stanza was written by Matsuo Basho (1644 - 1694). The Ageku stanza was written by me. It is autobiographical.


  1. Oh yes. Many years ago coming home one night (by motorbike) the frost settled on our legs.
    Coming home to a home with no heat (and no hot running water) we lay face down on the bed (electric blanket turned on) and whimpered.
    I still prefer cold to heat though.

    1. Overall, so do I. Except for driving on icy roads and being without heat.


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