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My Span of Years-Arakida Maritake

"My Span of Years" by Japanese poet Arakida Maritake (1472-1549) was composed on his deathbed, and on his birthday.

It encompasses an emotion that those of us at a certain age know well.

Not only was Mr. Maritake on his deathbed the day he wrote this Haiku, it was on his birthday.
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