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Yew Sun

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© 06-22-2013, G. V., All Rights Reserved
(Iambic Tetrameter)
Vocabulary: (Japanese - English)
katana = sword
mei = swordsman's signature
katana mei = the side of the sword with the signature engraved.
Jigane - Refers to the steel material, skin steel.
bushido = the sacred code of the samurai
Yakiba - The tempered edge of the blade.
ha = the edge
tsuka ito = handle with braid
koto = old sword (before 1600)
Daito koto = great sword - edge up
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Yew Sun


Reflecting blade with sun to glare
bushido mei, jigane steel
the plum trees stand on crimson flare
and ancestors' primordial spiel.

In playful ways the leaves of Spring
shall shine for once on warlords' path
the tsuka ito's mauve shall cling
as close as shades of demons' wrath.

Daito koto shining flame,
moves fast in light to mow and spill
where prowess leads confronting claim
of diligence, and wit's distill.

Yew Sun upon the mountain slopes
where crows shall cross the gods' steel gate
abraid in soul the stalwart's scopes
katana mei - the peaks await.

Yakiba Sun - Bushido Yew
winds' code that sweeps the mountain ridge
becomes his mind's reflecting rue -
engagement vow on skyward bridge.

© G.V. 06-22-2013 All rights reserved
(Vocabulary in "about poem" notes)
(Iambic tetrameter)

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  1. Date: 11/15/2013 9:06:00 AM
    A beautiful way to be educated to the different parts of a sword :) very nice.

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 12:11:00 PM
    Hi Giorgio enjoyed this write, seem to be a samurai to me, loved it, all the best Poetowen

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 6:01:00 AM
    Giorgio, this makes me think of Sir Lancelot and King Arthur along with so many brave men of old, perhaps your one? Enjoyed your poetry, have a blessed day, one of great anointment and peace, xxxVxxx

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 5:28:00 AM
    no a style I know it reads well and I like it Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 7:17:00 AM
    Hey, Giorgio, your poem is an example of perfect iambic meter! This is a very interesting title, yew sun. Creative thinking and use of vocabulary in your poem!!

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    Date: 6/22/2013 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea! :)