Carpe Diem Special #128 Sogi’s 4th “life in this world”

yo ni furu mo sara ni shigure no yadori kana

life in this world
just like a temporary shelter
from a winter shower                   © Iio Sogi (1424-1502)

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sun rays’ warmth
through the winter window
brief reprieve from cold

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this fragile body
a temporal tenement
for an eternal soul

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this delicate frame
an ephemeral flower
for a short summer

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