THIS IS WAR

this is war

ancient warrior ghosts
mists over the foreign highlands –
waiting for the full moon

winter moon behind the mists
defiant samurais stand

blood is drawn for peace
clamorous colliding swords
bloodied leaves weigh down

in midst of bloodied battle
tempered swordsmen dueling

many have fallen
a violent death to all –
victorious ending?

spring blossoms bless the fallen
the casualties of war

renga 

Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #41 Soliloquy no Renga ‘ancient warrior ghosts’