'Tis the first snow

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"'Tis the first snow—
Just enough to bend
The gladiolus leaves!"[1]


1686, transl. 1899

  1. Bashō wrote 水仙 (すいせん) = suisen — "narcissus" instead of "gladiolus". (Note by Isao Yasuda)