Samurai Dreams

Samurai Dreams

A Poem by Neville

Samurai Dreams

 

Take this clove scented blade of mine

He said

Mark the site and strike without delay

 

 

© 2018 Neville


Author's Note

Neville
Samurai warriors often used clove oil on their hair to coat the blade of their captor or victor with a pleasing scent.. Fallen, captured, or disgraced samurai were often expected to commit seppukau, or summarily beheaded...

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The force and fire of your words is so profoundly moving, and I love the insights shared of the Samurai as well. Their world has always made me marvel.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Neville

2 Years Ago

Tis a marvelous world my friend... and many thank you's for the visit....... Neville
If they are not going to commit why to go for all the trouble, ho ever honorable...?
But, good, sutil, Sounds to me like a salute to a death historic warrior...., a good figure.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Neville

2 Years Ago

Thank you Jorge for visiting these words, much appreciated... Neville
Jorge Solis

2 Years Ago

Keepp on writing...
This was raw and primal. It reminds me of the old days where things were settled between two with no laws or regulations. Just a duel for what each believed was right and they were owed. I love it. Your flow is great and so is your language. Saying less is way more.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Neville

2 Years Ago

You are very kind and likewise, much appreciated.. Thanks Final-Karma... Neville
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but when we cut off our dreams, we cut off our strength and resolve to live...
don't we?

strong three lines.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Neville

2 Years Ago

I see what you mean jacob..If ya want to keep ahead, don't let some b.....d with a clove scented bla.. read more
Being a minimalist myself, I enjoy watching Alaska reality TV (several different programs) where hunters/trappers teach their way of living off the land, etc. When buying new traps, they boil them to get all the weird human/manufacturing scents off. Your poem reminds me of that. I also love the way your explanation suggests the scent of death needs some brightening up! *wink! wink!*

Posted 2 Years Ago


Neville

2 Years Ago

It did need an aromatic touch apparently.. now wasn't that thoughtful of the imminent victim.. thank.. read more
I m taking this clove covered blade and going the other way with it....go ahead( no pun intended) and reap me my love...for I will give you everything including my dreams. The heart of a warrior you have dear Nev!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Neville

2 Years Ago

I am not worthy of such an honour my friend but thank you so much for pausing and considering my wor.. read more
Take it, all of me, and you will always be reminded ...

Posted 2 Years Ago


Neville

2 Years Ago

a very interesting concept, and one that I subscribe to.... cheers Lyn..... N
What an extraordinary reminder of that extreme ritual. Could never fascinate me (if ever it could) but, one has to drag emotional power from within to understand its ancient tradition - like it or not. When one thinks of the devastation of Hiroshima, the horrors of chemical warfare, etc. - what killing is worthy of celebration?

Moving on quickly from the topic to your writing. Your posts so often teach, remind and/or more. Thank you for that, Neville.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Neville

2 Years Ago

Pleasure and true.. cheers emmajoy.... N
emmajoy

2 Years Ago

Been trying to catch up with reciprocal reviews - slowly - very, getting there.
samurai is a symbol of bravery and honor and it is one reason why i collect them.. for bravery and honor to myself... thanks for this poem

Posted 2 Years Ago


Neville

2 Years Ago

Wow.. you collect them... cheers for checking in...N
Are you interested in Samurai warriors and their history? I guess a more merciful killing is better than a bodged up job. Should have read this earlier, before bedtime. Not keen on any killing especially ritualistic killing. You have just uncovered my weak point.

Chris

Posted 2 Years Ago


Neville

2 Years Ago

Yes I am interested in their history & culture...sorry, sweet dreams....
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Years Ago

No need to say sorry, my weakness not yours. I'am sure that many people are interested in the cultur.. read more
Neville

2 Years Ago

I believe so...

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