Inochi futatsu naka ni ikitaru sakura kana

English translation: Cherry blossoms are living in two hearts.

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Japanese term or phrase:命二つの中に生たる桜哉
English translation:Cherry blossoms are living in two hearts.
Entered by: jsl (X)

09:59 Jan 17, 2004
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Japanese term or phrase: Inochi futatsu naka ni ikitaru sakura kana
thisis a japanese death poem...that I would like translated into english, as well as kanji.
Leilani
Cherry blossoms are living in two hearts.
Explanation:
In Kanji:

命二つの中に生たる桜哉

It is a haiku by Matsuo Basho.




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Note added at 2004-01-17 10:19:18 (GMT)
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According to the page below (in Japanese), this haiku was composed when he met his old friend, 服部土芳 (Hattori Tohoo), for the first time in 20 years. He praises their long lives, like these cherry blossoms which are in full bloom.

http://www.bashouan.com/Database/Kikou/Nozarashikikou_13.htm
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Cherry blossoms are living in two hearts.


Explanation:
In Kanji:

命二つの中に生たる桜哉

It is a haiku by Matsuo Basho.




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Note added at 2004-01-17 10:19:18 (GMT)
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According to the page below (in Japanese), this haiku was composed when he met his old friend, 服部土芳 (Hattori Tohoo), for the first time in 20 years. He praises their long lives, like these cherry blossoms which are in full bloom.

http://www.bashouan.com/Database/Kikou/Nozarashikikou_13.htm

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