Sunday, November 20, 2011

If only we might fall
Like cherry blossoms in the spring
So pure and radiant!


Note: This haiku speaks of how the Japanese Samurai of old hoped to die as they followed Bushido, the Way of the Warrior.
Natsu-gusa ya
tsuwamono-domo ga
yume no ato
Summer grass:
of stalwart warriors splendid dreams
the aftermath

-Matsuo Basho