Saturday, April 11, 2020

home to butterflies. Sogi (1421—1502)

Sogi (1421—1502). Another renga master [see Shinkei], Sogi survived the Onin War to become the most admired poet of his age. Trained as a Zen monk, he spent time as a mendicant priest before settling in Kyoto, where he achieved fame and glory as a writer, critic and poet.

Source: Zen Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series)

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