I pray every day that I have it in me to Live an honourable way: that I live no longer as me, but we. That I don't succumb to strife, That I can earn my wife, That I can devote my life to You. I will nurture the Shadows of us in Order for them … Continue reading #212 – Natal
Death in midsummer and other stories by Yukio Mishima (1925-70) is a collection of the Japanese author's short stories. Some are relatively early in his career (Death in midsummer, 1953), and some are from much later in his career (Patriotism, 1966). Because of this the stories offer a wide scope of his writing ability and … Continue reading Death in midsummer and other stories by Yukio Mishima, book review
Are we all to be utterly Destroying, shattered into dust, Thrown into oblivion and Cast to the wind? Through whispers the universe Speaks, our master, tell me the Secrets of the abyss. The eternal decay of our Mortal flesh reveals the wheel, Which must turn, and continue To crush our bones as it Ploughs onward … Continue reading #211 – The grave
Although I lived Like snow among Aryan rays, In my final hour I will not forget my last Prayer: I won't die for naught.
How I wish I could sing My song to you, The highs and lows of how I adore all that you are. But, my voice falters, and breaks Like everything in life eventually does. So in my private time I Construct a poem just to give To you. To show you a glimmer Of what … Continue reading #209 – The warble of love
The state, being a manifestation of The nation and directing its aims Through its people: we do not have this. We have state against nation: Where so many words are flung to the wind Like insignificant sands, mere specks in A collage of desires and obfuscation. Power hungry with aching bowels they Run with the … Continue reading #208 – The state
I haven't got the will nor strength To fight another day, so I Make myself believe that there isn't Another one to come. That the sun won't rise, The moon won't sink, That there isn't another day to fight, So I make belief that tomorrow will never come. *This poem was influenced by the song … Continue reading #207 – Make belief