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transience

from series "transience"

  

しらず、

うまれしぬるひと、いずかたよりきたりて、

いずかたへかさる。

 

またしらず、

かりのやどり、たがためにかこころをなやまし、

なにによりてかめをよろこばしむる。

 

Nor is it clear to me,

as people are born and die,

where they are coming from and where they are going.

Nor why,

being so ephemeral in this world,

they take such pains to make their houses pleasing to the eye.

 

( from www.washburn.edu/reference/bridge24/Hojoki.html )

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Taken on July 4, 2010