alexandre arnau

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Hagakure (Samurai's End) - Poem by alexandre arnau

and now
as i ready myself
to face my death
my enemy stands
and perfect

since childhood
in preparation
for this moment
a sword
above my head
a lullaby

on mortality
and weaned
to be a vengeful

cold lightning
from the storm
on my hip
i ride the wind
onto the field
the name of my master
my only prayer

cherry blossoms
raining down
to wash away
my fear

and though
we both die
i find perfection
in my enemy
our mingled blood
making us

all life
a dream
this end
the only

Comments about Hagakure (Samurai's End) by alexandre arnau

  • (7/21/2005 1:13:00 AM)

    I just got home after spending 4 hours in aikido class practicing with bokken. To find this here, well, I really feel it.Nicely done. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, May 17, 2010

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