The narrator now fully introduces the lack of water as a recurring theme in the final part of the poem.

Unfortunately for him, it seems that though water isn’t to be found neither is rest.

 Hence for this solitary figure, dreams of rippling pools of fresh water must feel like nightmares.

There is nothing like being deprived of something to make you crave it, don’t you agree? 
The red fish are symbols of prosperity and good fortune in Asian societies.

Were that this be true for our protagonist!