Jisei meditations

Sick on a journey--
in my dream staggering
over withered fields.

Matsuo Basho (1696)

Empty-handed I entered
the world
Barefoot I leave it.
My coming, my going --
Two simple happenings
That got entangled.

Kozan Ichikyo (1360)

Like dew drops
on a lotus leaf
I vanish.

Senryu (1827)

Cicada shell:  
little did I know
it was my life
Shuho (1785)

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