SKKS XX: 1955

With the passage of the day, so life falls into decline.


kyō kurenu
inochi mo shika to
iriai no kane no
oto zo kanashiki
The day has turned to twilight, and so
Does life before you
Notice it;
The sunset bell’s
Toll is sad, indeed.

Monk Jakunen

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
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