Poetry and poignance rolled into one.
The conciseness yet profundity of a Haiku – a Japanese style poem that usually consists of three lines in a 5-7-5 syllable pattern containing a kireji (cutting word) and a kigo (seasonal reference) – was on full display when a completed the samurai inspired game, “Ghost of Tsushima” (and yes it was more than I hoped it to be).
Throughout the in-game world of the island of Tsushima there were contemplative areas, signified by mats and candles, where you could compose your own Haikus from a few selections while reflecting upon certain topics such as loss, strength and rebirth.
For this week’s post, I thought I’d share some of my favourites that I created that can be insightful and maybe even inspirational in your own life as we conclude 2020 and move into (a more hopeful and optimistic) 2021.
Ocean out of reach
An unknown world teems with life
Once a grander sight
Peer through the mist and we’ll be
Shattered, but alive
A fortress of strength
A journey’s path never known
Viewing the future
Clear skies and clear mind
Swaying freely in the wind
Beckoned by warmth
Watching over all
Deep breaths released to the wind
A new beginning
Calm waters, calm mind
Darkness fades in brilliant light
Sturdy do we stand
A heart refusing to fail
Overcome the odds