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Walking on  Nori

Nori (海苔)

Meditative tears fell upon the outstretched nori (1)  
I'd prepared for practice:  kata (2)  walking...    
the walk.    
   
And now hours of preparation ----    
of smoothing out misunderstanding    
drying out the misinterpretations    
numerous email exchanges with the    
senpai (6)...    
Is it all lost now?    
the nori, the seaweed paper now    
wrinkles beneath the weight of my    
tears    
   
and    
   
the paste that might bind us all    
in this writer's Dojo (3)  
Is taking too long to cook and I    
fear that when my once treasured    
samurai have enough to bow &  
forgive, to compromise  
shedding ego healing within    
this stronghold back...    
returning us to glory -    
will I still have enough nori    
to bind and solidify the bei (4)  
so that all here might enjoy    
the Gohan (5)  for many moons to come?    
   
I might if I can keep my tears    
to myself.
Tallen
Written by Tallen (earth_empath)
Published
Author's Note
(1) Nori (海苔) is the Japanese name for edible seaweed
(2) Kata, a Japanese word, meaning literally: "form" (型 or 形), is a detailed choreographed pattern of movements...
(1) Nori (海苔) is the Japanese name for edible seaweed
(2) Kata, a Japanese word, meaning literally: "form" (型 or 形), is a detailed choreographed pattern of movements made to be practiced alone,
(3)A dōjō (道場) is a hall or space for immersive learning or meditation.
(4) The kanji 米 (Bei) is the kanji for 'rice'.
(5) ( 御飯 ) Gohan means cooked rice, but is also the general word for a meal.
(6) In Japanese the word is used more broadly to mean "teacher" or "master." Like sensei, senpai is used in English in contexts of martial arts as well as religious instruction, in particular
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