Guiding hands to teach

Senpai swept on Eastern winds –

Greek marble endures.

I wrote earlier in ‘Today, I bothered’, of wishing to diversify my poetic styles.

I thought I would jump in gently –

With a haiku…

A Japanese poem in a 5, 7, 5 syllable pattern, containing a Kigo – a word or phrase that connects it to a season, and a Kireji – a cutting word, or juxtaposition.

Turns out there’s more than meets the eye.

In that this haiku was a step to learn something new, I decided to celebrate two ancient cultures revered for their lasting wisdom.

Kudos – praise for accomplishment, derived from the Greek “kydos”.

Senpai – a Japanese word for a senior person, of higher experience, such as a teacher.

Original poem by © Darius the Mate

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