Saturday, March 08, 2008

waka of budouadana: sevens

One man versus six,
He makes his hilltop stand,
Bravely facing those
Who would supplant him by force,
His staff no better than theirs.
Each of seven flasks
Holds a unique heady brew,
A different future
In each dreamy concoction:
Paralysis of options.
The outsider leaves
The parade of daily life,
Briefly looking back,
Bearing seven silver swords
As if he could defeat death.
The farmer pauses
For seven golden minutes
To smell sweet onions,
Lean upon his wooden hoe,
And count his many blessings.

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