A Very Haiku Kind Of Night


You must rise above
The gloomy clouds
Covering the mountaintop
Otherwise, how will you
Ever see the brightness?

Ryokan

Life is beautiful, precious, fleeting.  Any action taken in it’s own defense is worth the effort.  The gloom created by those who would defend those who stand in the way of helping to save life are of no consequence.  The tea party fails tonight.

Health care will pass this night.  It’s enemies call it flawed.  They call it unconstitutional.  They call it dangerous. 

They lie.  But they cannot help it, they have no other defense but lies. They have no truth to stand by. 

We the people are not moved by those lies, and tomorrow a better day will dawn.

Health care will pass this night.

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I am one
Who eats his breakfast,
Gazing at morning glories.

Matsuo Basho

On Friday, an important anniversary passed.  I missed it.  My apologies, I should not have.  Seven years ago, on march 19th 2003 the Iraq war began.  Over 4,000 dead, over 31,000 wounded.  That level of sacrifice should be honored. 

America is a strong nation because of the people who populate it.  The strongest, perhaps, provide service beyond that of citizen, and join the military.  Those who join of their own free will to fight and potentially die for their country have bravery unmatched. That is worth honoring.

God bless America.

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In the current of spring tide
A tuft of algae passes
Like an arrow.

Hisajo Sugita

Towards the summer hill
He walks
In the garden.

Suju Takano

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