Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Carpe Diem #1675 Troiku Month (4) spring snow

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

This is our new episode of this Troiku Month. This month we are creating Troiku, that new creative way of haiku-ing, that I invented. Today I have chosen a haiku by a modern haiku poet. I never had heard from him, but he has written wonderful haiku, but also haiku inspired on war. Let me give you first the haiku and than a small explanation.

spring snow
purifies earth and heaven –
our enemies perish

© Mizuhara Shûôshi

In this Great Asia War, the attitudes of the enemy countries, in short, America, Britain, and other countries, are tremendously evil. In order to destroy such evil, our nation has arisen. From the very beginning of the war, our Imperial Army has severely damaged our enemies and incapacitated them. Yet you, the Japanese home-front citizens, should continue to unite your hearts with our Imperial Army to exterminate the evil.

Shuoshi wrote during the Great Asia  War as Japan conquered Singapore.

Spring Snow

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until June 12th at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our new episode later on.

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