About the Haiku and Life of the Japanese Samurai Warrior : Bamboo Poems.

Pride of appearance and style.

Looking good was important for showing one's confidence and personal attributes. Same Today.
Looking good was important for showing one's confidence and personal attributes. Same Today.

Common Battle Dress.

The handmade armor had metal plates woven into it in an effort to minimise damage to the warrior. But a musket ball would pass right through it.
The handmade armor had metal plates woven into it in an effort to minimise damage to the warrior. But a musket ball would pass right through it.

The Katana was the Samurai.

The tempered steel of the blade was made up of as many as 300 folds, thus giving strength and style to the soul within.
The tempered steel of the blade was made up of as many as 300 folds, thus giving strength and style to the soul within.

Changing times for a Samurai.

The Japanese Samurai were arguably the greatest warriors in modern history; living their entire life by the Code of Bushido; the samurai code of honor. About the Haiku and Life of the Japanese Samurai Warrior : Bamboo Poems; by Pearldiver gives a glimpse of another side of the state of being a Samurai. In feudal Japan, the country was effectively ruled by warlords (Diamyo) who independently served the Emperor, yet collectively served the emperor's choice of Shogun. The Shogun was the most powerful entity and was endorsed by the emperor as being the ultimate military leader; based on his ability to control, his background, courage, victories and strategic planning abilities.

Each Samurai was trained from birth to be a professional fighting unit; along with learning of culture, arts and social protocol. To be a Samurai, one could not be a landowner, unless they had reached the status of diamyo. Yet a Samurai held the power of life or death over landowners, villagers and subordinates. Being a Samurai was to be completely loyal to their leader (daimyo) and to pledge their life and lifetime to the achievement of the Daimyo's objectives.

Honor was paramount to a Samurai's life and as such; dishonor ultimately meant death; which was often self administered in a ceremony called Seppuku. The Samurai was required to 'open his belly' with his wakizashi; the shorter of the two swords that he carried. In this way, his death was as honorable as if he had died in battle.

If he was required to commit seppuku, the Samurai was able to have a friend decapitate him with his katana; the longer sword; if it was felt the pain was such that he cried out. To a Samurai, death in the service of his master was the ultimate act of honor. The Samurai's most prized possessions were his daisho (swords), his kabuto (battle helmet) and his personal body armor. Samurai's were known by their elaborate dress, strength of character and highly focused mastery of the martial arts.

When the Portuguese introduced the musket to warring factions in Japan; this single act brought about a complete change in the ethics of battle and heralded the end of those who refused to adapt to the new ways; which were though effective; regarded as being a less than honorable way of war.

Until muskets, Japanese development had been backed through the power of the sword and highly trained warriors. With the musket, even unskilled villagers could beat the best trained warriors in battle. War had become less personal and the old ways of the Samurai warriors were destined to take their place in history.

The Japanese love of the beauty of their surroundings was of equal importance to the men who devoted their lives to war. In peace times many samurai took up the arts, writing and teaching; to fill their time. This practice lead to the extensive use of attaching a battle banner to the back of their armor on with each individual warrior had written either a taunting challenge to, an introductory boast of his skills, or his Death Wish, in either 3 lines of Haiku or 5 lines of Tanka verse. Below are a selection of different Haiku verse for the important aspects of life that graced and applied to the many who found their peace a time to reflect. Please..... Enjoy.

Status was worn throughout.

Always being prepared was key to a samurai's survival. However, before a battle, they also prepared for an honorable death.
Always being prepared was key to a samurai's survival. However, before a battle, they also prepared for an honorable death.

Thoughts of: Preparedness.


Bathed and top knot set

A head fragrant so not to offend;

The master of katana.


oooOooo


Shitabi, armor and daisho

May only seasons temper my wakizashi;

Death always within reach.

State your name and village.

It was a custom in battle to tell your opponent who you are and where you come from and visa versa, before attacking eachother. In this way, battles were a personal statement of your reputation; while also serving to honor your opponent.
It was a custom in battle to tell your opponent who you are and where you come from and vice versa, before attacking eachother. In this way, battles were a personal statement of your reputation; while also serving to honor your opponent.

Thoughts of: Battle.

 

Your name and village

Death honors all who meet my courage;

We each serve one outcome.

Ten thousand fight as one

Banners speak of fate; read the omen;

Blood red sky over these lands

A clash of different cultures.

The Japanese found that the Portugese had an aversion to bathing daily and were astonded that Portugese missionaries did not support their preaching that cleanliness was equal to Godliness.
The Japanese found that the Portuguese had an aversion to bathing daily and were astonded that Portuguese missionaries did not support their preaching that cleanliness was equal to Godliness.

Thoughts of: New change.

 

Foreigners come by sea

No devine wind will sink boats;

But that of change.

 

oooOooo

 

Strange western ways

That to bath; is not in style;

Yet speak of culture.

Kubuki: An act of no words.

Kubuki theatre was a social event in which the male actors played all roles within the story set in music; without words.
Kubuki theatre was a social event in which the male actors played all roles within the story set in music; without words.

Thoughts of Kabuki.

 

What role plays you snake

Kabuki treachery or enemy within;

Your presence felt always.

Peace times were hard for the samurai warriors.

Trained for warfare; the thought of battle is never far from the warriors mind. Change was also hard to counter.
Trained for warfare; the thought of battle is never far from the warriors mind. Change was also hard to counter.

Thoughts of: Future battles.

 

Oh times of peace

We long for the tanquility of war;

Stone gardens too complex.

 

oooOooo

 

Swift cold winds of change

All seasons now seem blended into one;

Katana be swifter than musket.

Okita of the tea house: Utamaru

Thoughts of: Okita.

 

I remember your smell

Heat and taste of carressing touch;

Okita; this tea so intense.

The tranquility of home scenes.

Like anyone visions of home held special place in the lives and thoughts of the samurai.
Like anyone visions of home held special place in the lives and thoughts of the samurai.

Thoughts of: Tenryu River.

 

Tears of distant hills

Blunt broken stones to unknown destiny;

Go; flow to your sea.

Friendship of one's peers.

Popularity and friendship ensured that in battle your back was covered from attack.
Popularity and friendship ensured that in battle your back was covered from attack.

Thoughts of: Honored friends.

 

Faces of good friends lost

Saki cries out; finishing jokes made;

In battle we laugh again.

 

oooOooo

 

I remember you Tanaka

Your kabuto worn again by a son;

Quick of mind, like you.

Solitary skills equal survival.

It was said that the ability to rise above adverse conditions made the worth a Samurai that of 100 basic fighting men. Old age was not a reason to abandon the strength and skills of a Samurai.
It was said that the ability to rise above adverse conditions made the worth a Samurai that of 100 basic fighting men. Old age was not a reason to abandon the strength and skills of a Samurai.

Thoughts of: Growing old.

Snow showers scar tired wings

Blue clouds draw strength of will no more;

Rise wings; above all storms.

oo0oo

Take me to a battle;

This growing old is far too tame

Samurai don't wait to die.

ooo0ooo

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The greatest change in war.

The Portuguese in feudal Japan, came selling Christianity, Muskets and Trading Goods. Never again would the lives and deaths of the Samurai in warfare, be one of personally greeting their opponents in battle in an honorable face to face manner. The use of muskets meant that a traditional Samurai's opponent changed that long standing custom; with a musket ball fired from the distance, at an unknown and now disadvantaged warrior.

They said that a Samurai was as elegant as cherry blossom petals and in some ways, as fragile; in that it only took one a single storm to destroy the balance. That storm was the effect of change brought about by the power of the gun, over opponents who could not counter it's effectiveness, without giving up their honorable ways. Haiku was written extensively by the Japanese Samurai Warriors and it served as a release to men who were expected to maintain a stern order over others. The Samurai by social position alone; carried with him the power of life or death over his subordinates. The beauty of Japanese Haiku verse is emphasized within the writings of the old masters, many of whom lived and died as members of the Samurai Code. The Book of 5 Rings (available by clicking on the Amazon books link) is compulsory reading if you have a passion for this amazing warrior creed or are learning any form of Martial Art.

Thank you for reading this work and in that way allowing the spirit of the Samurai to live on.

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XTASIS 7 years ago from The Beginning

Good haikus ! I enjoyed reading ! Thank you !


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Xtasis, Thank you, you are most welcome. Pleased you enjoyed a little bit of history. Take Care.


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Pearldiver, you always bring your topics to life for me. I found I was remembering the old Shogun movie with Richard Chamberlain. You clarified so much for me. Thank you!


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Candie, Dr. Kildare eh? hahaha... Do you know how long ago that was? And now You have brought him back to life. Thanks for reading this Candie & your always positive comments. Wow... if I can do that with topics... I wonder...


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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

I loved this, Pearldiver...the drama and the ceremony is really alluring. The Haiku and images were equally captivating. I so like Japanese drawings. So you really hooked me....Thanks so much.


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Clara Ghomes 7 years ago

hi Pearldiver,

i like your hub.It is quite informative.Good keep it up.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Alekhouse, Thank you very much, I'm glad you enjoyed this. Their lives were so structured and yet simple, so I too have always liked the old Japanese style and art. I'm sorry that I 'hooked' you on this... I usually do that with my fishing hubs. Thanks again for your positive input. Take Care.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Clara, pleased you found it informative and enjoyed it. Thanks for checking my work out.. I will do the same with yours. Nice to meet you. Take Care.


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Hmmm.... Pearldiver is that your katana under your cloak or are you just happy to see me? *giggles*


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hmmm Candie.... That is Not my Katana!


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

think i will go to work all day tomorrow easier than the forums what......... nice to see you any way great hub, what is a Katana if you don't mind me asking


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Brenda, Thanks for reading. A Katana is the longer of the two swords that were carried by the Samurai as his primary weapon. Take care Brenda, I appreciate your comments.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

I really enjoyed reading this, Pearldiver. Thank you for this fascinating and informative hub! I've always have been intrigued by the ways of the samurai. Seven Samurai is on my Top Ten list...Akira Kurosawa was a gift to all of us.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi dohn, Appreciate your kind comments and I'm glad you enjoyed this work. Thank you for reading this. The Samurai and whole feudal system of the 15th and 16th centuries hold a fascination for me. There was so much change in their lives during this period along with times of peace which effectively heralded the end of these professional warriors.


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loveofnight 7 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

i learned something today, thank you it was a good read.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi loveofnight, thanks for reading my work and your comment. I hope you learnt something from my site then; if so, I hope it was good lol. Good luck with your writing and welcome to HP. Take care.


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rebekahELLE 7 years ago from Tampa Bay

I loved reading this Pearldiver! Beautiful. The haiku is wonderful to read. I'll always remember The Last Sumurai, such an amazing movie about these dedicated warriors.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi rebekahELLE, Thank you. Yes the film The Last Samurai was a pretty good movie that was filmed in New Zealand and depicted the emmense effects of change to feudal Japan. In that movie it all related to American carbine rifles, introduced many years after the muskets which the Portuguese had changed their world. Thanks for your kind comment, I'm glad you enjoyed this work. Take care.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Art, Cheers for reading this work And your comment. Yep Phar Lap was a good one; bred and born here and adopted by the Aussis. Take care.


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

nice information. I learn much about samurai here.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hello prasetio, Thank you for your comments. I'm pleased that you enjoyed this work. I enjoyed writing it and tried to cover a lot of information in this work. Take care.


lyricsingray 7 years ago

beautiful hub - i loved the part about always being prepared, as well, before battle, being prepared for death, thanks, Kimberly


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Kimberly, Glad you enjoyed it and thank you for your comment. The way of the Samurai is one of personal and collective discipline and understanding. We can all learn something from the way they lived. Take Care.


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Cagsil 7 years ago from USA or America

Pretty cool hub. Thank you for sharing.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Cagsil, You're Welcome. Thanks for taking the time to ead this work. Take Care.


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Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

Pearldiver - Great Haiku writings, looking forward to more in your time, Bless the wind in your pen..


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Hmrjmr1, Thank you for taking the time to read this work and your kind comments. I look forward to reading your works in the near future. Take Care.


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emievil 7 years ago from Philippines

It's just too bad that the samurai is a thing of the past (I think?). We, especially the politicians :), would have learned a great deal from them and their code of honor.

Thanks for sharing the info PD. And thanks for the haiku. Where in Bumbletown did you learn to write such good haiku?


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hello Em, Thanks for reading this and your comment. Bushido: It was in many respects a code that called for total dedication excellence; so it wouldn't work for politicians. Where in BT did I learn? Bumble Town would have little appreciation of Haiku Em.. I taught myself. Take Care.


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emievil 7 years ago from Philippines

"Bushido: It was in many respects a code that called for total dedication excellence; so it wouldn't work for politicians." - I knew this would be your answer. Doesn't stop me from hoping that they commit hara-kiri when they do not achieve that excellence :). Would lessen the number of corrupt politicians that we have :P. :)


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

We have them too.. And Bumble Town movers and shakers (for what they're worth.. full of their own collective set of highly questionable anomalies).

Perhaps the next Bumble Town hub will show them in their true light Em? At least you can tax a certain amount of the corruption hahaha. It takes a great deal of courage to fall on your sword Em.


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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

hi PD, you've got a nice hub here, I am from Asia, and who wouldn't love the katana---the samurai. I enjoyed the haiku verses too. Thanks so much for the added information and for a glimpse of Japans culture, Maita


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hello Prettydarkhouse, Thank you. This is a mixed bag hub. I wrote the Haiku first, but it didn't seem that I had enough content, so filled in the spaces, lol. Cheers for reading and appreciating this work. Take Care.


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Shelly Bryant 6 years ago from Singapore and/or Shanghai

Wow! what an excellent Hub.

Thanks for the great information, and for the haiku. Nicely done.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Shelly, Thanks for reading my work and for your comments. You also have interesting works, I hope you enjoy the beauty of Asia. Take care and have a great Xmas.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

I've always had a fascination with the Samurai Warrior! So I thoroughly enjoyed the reading of this hub. You have a unique way of bringing your poetry to life via your words and pictures.

Thanks for sharing!


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi MG, Thanks for reading this work. The samurai of ancient Japan lived by a relatively simple code which survived 1000 years and today is really only seen by the world via the martial arts. Every part of the 'being' is passed on including the mastery and time involved in making the katana in the exact manner as was practiced throughout time.

There is much to be fascinated by and learnt from the samurai and their history. Take care and have a great xmas MG.


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Cathi Sutton 6 years ago

Grovvie is a groovie word!


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Cathi, thanks for that and for passing on that G word. Take care.


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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Beautiful haikus, very well done - loved them all...


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Moulik, thank you for reading and enjoying this work. It has surprised me how much this Haiku is read lately.. it was my first attempt at writing Haiku. Take care.


sophs 6 years ago

Great hub! And beautiful haikus. I enjoyed this, thanks for sharing :)


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi sophs, thank you for reading my work and for taking the time to comment on this. I'm glad you enjoyed this hub and look forward to reading your works. Take Care and be well.


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

This is a great hub, Pearldiver. The poetry as well as historical bits are very enjoyable. Thanks for publishing.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Mythbuster, thanks for reading this hub my friend. I'm pleased that you called by as it has made me get back to reading the hubs of those that I follow. Hope all is well with you and I know you have alot of great reading in store for me. See you soon.. take care.


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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

I love samurai topics and I have watched a few samurai films by Kurosawa...


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi MM, thanks for taking the time to read this work. I hope you found the hub interesting. Take care and be well.


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pinkhawk 6 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

...very interesting, I used to watch movies (like Goemon..etc) or even anime (like Samurai X) about samurai, scary and brutal but their moves are fascinating..they can be bad,they can be good depending upon their masters I think?!!


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi pinkhawk, thanks for taking the time to read my works and comment. Take care and be well.


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Deborah Demander 6 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

Wow. Your haiku is beautiful.

Namaste.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi DD, thanks for reading these haiku. I'm glad you enjoyed this work. Take care and thanks again.


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Maryanne Maguire 6 years ago from Santa Monica, CA

Beautiful image above. Love their art work of all forms.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Maryanne.. how is the surf today? Thanks for reading this work. Traditional Japanese art is renowned for its simplicity of form, movement and beauty. Haiku alone is the simple creation of a moving mental picture in only a few well chosen words. Good luck with your articles. Take care.


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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

Followed your link - great hub and thoroughly enjoyed the haikus. I have always had an interest in Asian artwork and martial arts and always admired your kabuto avatar.

Thanks for adding your links to the Koffee Klatch :D was awesome to see you there!


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Enelle, thanks for following the link to here. I'm glad that you enjoyed this work. I also have an interest in Asia and the amazing history and arts. Cheers for the opportunity @ Klatch, maybe we can grow it over the while. Take care Enelle.


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Doc Snow 6 years ago from Atlanta metropolitan area, GA, USA

Thanks for a unique Hub, pearldiver!


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Doc Snow, thanks for taking the time to read this unique hub. Glad you enjoyed it. Take Care.


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DarkDisOrder 6 years ago from B.A.D. (Beyond All Dimensions)

This is a brilliant hub, well done...


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi DarkDisOrder, thanks for taking the time to read this work and your kind comment. This is a very popular hub that gives an unexpected and accurate slant on the Samurai. Take Care.


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Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

Beautiful, thank you such beauty, I danced on your buttons this is truly a beauty. aloha


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Sa'ge, Thanks for taking the time to read these Haiku. I'm glad that you enjoyed the verses and appreciate your kind comments. Take Care.


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SpringW 5 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

I loved the poetry. Lets you into their minds on such a personal level. Like reading a diary in a way. Thanks


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi SpringW, thanks for reading this haiku and historical look at the Samurai, who were expected to be well versed in haiku as much as martial arts. Take Care.


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saif113sb 5 years ago

Beautiful hub. thanks


Winter:D 5 years ago

Your poems were extremly well writen. That was such an interesting reading.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi saif, thank you for taking the time to read and comment on this article. All the best.. glad you enjoyed my work.

@Writer:D - thanks very much. I appreciate your support. Take care.


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Scarface1300 4 years ago

Stunning!!!


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hello Scarface 1300, I hope your scars were earned on the battlefield. Glad you appreciate this article, it is very highly ranked and well read. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on it.. take care.


alex 4 years ago

mr. pearldiver, your haikus dont follow the traditional form of haiku which is 5-7-5 syllables per stanza.


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

mr. alex... I don't believe I stated anywhere within this article that I was writing 'traditional' haiku! How disappointing that someone who is factually the first person to criticize this work out of well over 20,000 other readers, is so knowledgeable of the art that they were unaware that the plural of Haiku is Haiku and not haikus!

Sorry you found no value in my writing... I guess with all the Traditional BS in the world today.. it's bloody lucky that some of us can rise above it, write exactly the way we choose to successfully and still remain able entertain k'town cynics that seem to feel shortchanged by their own lack of significance! Thanks for your trivia mate!


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Scarface1300 4 years ago

Great response my friend. Love it!!! This answer alone is Voted UP and Awesome. ps/ This hub is highly ranked and well read for a reason. Rock on


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi there Scarface, thanks I appreciate your compliment... yes, aren't we creative people lucky that the world is full of experts! Amazing... and some of them are so clever that they even leave their IP Addresses on their spammy posts, thinking that they are anonymous! How sad and tiresome that they feel a need to show us all what they are really short of!


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ignugent17 4 years ago

Enjoyed it!


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Angelo52 4 years ago from Central Florida

Excellent presentation of the history and the haikus are wonderful.


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi ignugent17, thanks very much for taking the time to read this work and to leave a positive comment. I'm glad that you enjoyed my efforts with this article... cheers.. take care.


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Angelo52, thank you for taking the time to read and review this popular work... I appreciate your positive input... the history of early Japan is very interesting and I hope that I've done it justice with it here... Cheers.. take care.


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Lady_E 14 months ago from London, UK

Absolutely lovely and the photos are so unique. Thanks


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Pearldiver 11 months ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Lady E, thank you so much for your compliments. I'm glad that you enjoyed this popular collection of haiku. Cheers, you take care.

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