so says Sophocles

A distillation of passage from Plato’s Republic linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. Sophocles was a Greek playwright and here’s a quote from his play “Antigone”: 

“Many are the wonders of the world but none is more wonderful than man.” — Sophocles



this gift of old age

when strength of passions relax,

free to be at peace…

but elderly who complain,

were they happier in youth?



Sophocles bust (public domain)


onsen therapy


relax in hot springs

whole mind/body find relief

let go of worry

quiet pool deep in forest

steam smells faintly sulfurous


image of hot springs, Japan ~ Carpe Diem Haiku Kai