in the mirror held

frog’s silvered reflection – still

in the otherworld


surrounded by waves

pondering – so profoundly

even the mud hears


soundly – frog stamps

on ripples – the universe

his seal of fate

The Battle of Kawanakajima

The present day city of Nagano stands on the site of the five battles of Kawanakajima: 1553, 1555, 1557, 1561 and 1564 – at each of which up to 33,000 men fought in pitched battle. Continue reading


In response to Patti’s Haiku – Let’s Face The Music And Dance
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