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  Koto-kaze
by Kalikiano Kalei
Saturday, January 22, 2011
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A flashback to Berkeley of the 80s, study of Iai-do under my sensei there and acquiring the ways of non-martial bushi-do under (or above) Barbara Hayashi.


 

KOTO-KAZE



Koto music soft on evening air Kami-like,

drifts over thirsty moonscape of jagged garden shadows.

A thousand knives of blunted edge

strike the spine with each haunting chord.

A musical Kaishaku-nin stands just beyond side-sight,

the shadow growing with each sakazuki raised,

poised to strike. Yamato-kami hovers,

a wraith riding each chilling note,

Hatamoto of forgotten ages

sitting silently in the darkened

edges of the room. Waiting. Waiting.

Beyond the evening’s pale, nighttime America

rides the streets of careless ignorance.

What did Mishima say of a 'green snake’ strangling the country?

Beyond this room the snake coils even now.

Restless.  Cold, unfed to the point of mortal danger.

Kampai, but watch where your geta fall, my friend.




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