“spring snow”

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1675 Troiku Month (4) spring snow
“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.

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

spring snow
purifies earth and heaven –
our enemies perish

© Mizuhara Shûôshi

spring snow
a chilly day in April
surprises children

purifies earth and heaven
white fog rising off water
nothing can be seen

our enemies perish
jubilation premature
replacements arrive                          © Sara McNulty


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to “spring snow”

  1. Excellent use of this haiku for your Troiku Sara. Chapeau!


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