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In this world of ours,

Matsuo Basho 1644 (Near Ueno) – 1694 (Osaka)



Yo no naka wa kutte hako shite nete okite
Sate sono ato wa shinuru bakari zo

In this world of ours,
We eat only to cast out,
Sleep only to wake,
And what comes after all that
Is simply to die at last.

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