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Tuesday, May 16

Natsu Basho 2017 Honour Tanka Day 3: ISHIURA (1-2)

young Ishiura 
the ghetto stone who is still 
refusing his broth 

EAT YOUR BROTH YUNG GHETTO STONE; 
why are you so resistant? 

against much larger 
sumo, Ishiura holds 
much more than his own 

EAT YOUR BROTH YUNG GHETTO STONE; 
there’s yen inside those kilos 

off the line with blast, 
Ishiura’s strength belies 
miniscule stature 

EAT YOUR BROTH YUNG GHETTO STONE; 
to survive past first seconds 

every basho, 
Ishiura impresses 
but comes up lacking 

EAT YOUR BROTH YUNG GHETTO STONE; 
stew and sake, then repeat 

once again, against 
Ura, first blasts of speed were 
not nearly enough 

EAT YOUR BROTH YUNG GHETTO STONE; 
become thick with gamecock soul 

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