Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence




He swept in on a twilight wave
This warrior of suffering
Fighting the dark for the light
A slow steady Seppuku
The result of years past

Wit and wile his Daishō
To excise the black shame
Of being Masterless
His ink a testament to battle
Against the establishment

His ink a roadmap
To his gentle soul
That golden treasure
Rarely revealed
But to a few rare birds

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #132: Twilight

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

5 thoughts on “Rōnin

  1. For starters, that’s a helluva capture! Just splendid.

    And then the poem… equally splendid, and such a departure from your haiku in meter and story telling. I love the narrative, and the hero you create with it.

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  3. Just another mate of your mate who’d like a word. How ya going? The same spells of absolute fawning bullshit is on you that’s been put on more than a rare bird and that ain’t by no gentle soul. It’s what happens behind closed doors that counts. If you’d been paying attention you’d have seen what his ex-wife has posted about his abuse. Having said that, you got fair warning where 4 did not. Since you’re so much wiser than them, how about you set your poor Ronin up with one of your own friends. Make it a close one. Go ahead, we dare you. You can also tell him we’ve still got his upcoming gift, there’s always enough time to perfect it.

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