A Warrior Poet’s Hard-Won Epiphanies

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A Warrior Poet’s Hard-Won Epiphanies

Self-made and/or naturally insight-endowed, Kurt Brindley has the soul of a poet; further, he has the soul of a warrior poet. He makes passing reference to the martial tradition that has also been a part of his life in the poem “If I Were A Samurai:”


I would know

when to bow
and when to ignore
when to speak
and when to be silent

when to eat
and when to fast
when to think
and when to meditate
when to advance
and when to hold
when to strike
and when to parry
when to kill
and when to die

All writers — the serious and the not-so-much — inevitably find themselves in a battle, as often as not Biblical in proportions, for the human soul, their…

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A bird in serenity…

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A bird in serenity
What a sumptuous view I have!

Wild with the wind

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With pavement solid and safe beneath
this road like a swimming stream
seems more like an empty sea
than a lonely road
with grass swaying
wild with the wind.

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ソメイヨシノの。。。

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ソメイヨシノの並木道

君と歩いた春の道

遠い故郷を偲ばせる

淡いピンクの恋の道

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While the Snow Falls Before Me

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While the snow, heavy and unabated, falls before me

My thoughts turn to the summer brooklet, shallow and shining

Streaming down the mountainside

Where I used to gather the round stones alone

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