A devout Shin practitioner in the early twentieth century, Mitsuyo Makinodan of Hawaii, also left many songs of her nembutsu life where the horizontal and vertical intersect. Among her many poems, she writes:

Embraced by the light of Amida
My life that is fragile
As the morning dew
Now lives forever.

The fragile life, destined to disappear, "now lives forever," for one lives rooted in the vertical dimension, the Primal Vow of boundless compassion.

Taitetsu Unno, Shin Buddhism