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Old 11-24-2003, 05:47 PM   #101
Kensho Furuya
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Not as warm as the sounds of training,

Not as warm as the students' smiles,

Not as warm as their nightly goodbyes,

This old heater in my cold office!
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Old 11-25-2003, 07:01 AM   #102
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black coulds gather

cold water pours furiously

mind freezing

Imho Viggo Mortensen should've played Last Samurai!
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Old 11-25-2003, 06:04 PM   #103
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This cat knows secrets,

sitting quietly all day

doing not-doing

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Quietly, red leaves

drift into tempting piles

scrunch! crunch! scuffling shoes

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There is more to balance than not falling over.
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Old 11-25-2003, 06:31 PM   #104
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The sleeping cat,

Really sleeping?

Pounce!
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Old 11-26-2003, 08:30 AM   #105
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and as i read this

look outside the back window

cat springs from the weeds

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Old 11-26-2003, 08:38 AM   #106
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Hahah! My neighbor's cats are destroying my garden at the moment, sleeping on the plants. What to do!

One of the great classics on swordsmanship, uses this idea of the "sleeping cat." Is the cat sleeping? Or, is the cat awake and ready to ponce? No one can tell! This is related to swordmanship in which the mind and body achieve a state where it is difficult to detect any movement or intention. . . . . We see this motif on early sword fittings of the pre-Edo Period, late Muromachi Period, so we know that this is a very popular idea among smaurai warriors early on. On one of the buildings, within the compound of Toshogu, the tomb of the 1st Tokugawa Shogun, Ieyasu, there is a famous carving of the sleeping cat, said to be carved by Hidari Jingoro.

At the moment, however, I just wish they wouldn't play in my garden! Hehehe!

Happy Thanksgiving
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Old 12-02-2003, 11:09 PM   #107
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Real Samurai,

No longer here day,

Just the shadow of my sword.
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Old 12-02-2003, 11:59 PM   #108
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Real Samurai

Maybe it is only myth

But the heart is true

When I have to die by the sword, I will do so with honor.
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Old 12-03-2003, 08:48 AM   #109
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Real Samurai,

Surely not a myth,

A true heart lost!
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Old 12-03-2003, 09:33 AM   #110
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Once was a true heart

Only sleeping never lost

Need to awake it

When I have to die by the sword, I will do so with honor.
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Old 12-03-2003, 10:10 AM   #111
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Drawing this fine, old blade,

It shines so bright,

The true warrior spirit!
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Old 12-04-2003, 06:35 AM   #112
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Ah-choo!

Not Aikido or Ki,

Just a cold!
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Old 12-04-2003, 08:32 AM   #113
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Zen master Ah-choo

valuable to stay in bed

sometimes all day long....

..................................

have some chicken soup

drink lots of tea and water

you will get well soon

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Old 12-04-2003, 08:42 AM   #114
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Chicken soup at Canter's

Cures all colds,

Mmmmmmm!

Many thanks!
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Old 12-04-2003, 11:51 AM   #115
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Real Samurai?

Perhaps Tom Cruise's wisdom

Will enlighten us?

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Old 12-04-2003, 05:56 PM   #116
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Top Gun!

Please don't cut yourself,

It's sharp!
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Old 12-05-2003, 06:48 AM   #117
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Nasty cold!

No practice for now,

Just cough and sneeze!
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Old 12-05-2003, 07:30 AM   #118
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Big box of Kleenex

Zen master tweaks his own nose -

Take care and get well...!

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Old 12-05-2003, 09:10 AM   #119
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Ah-choo!

The gentle breeze thru the pine -

Not!

Race horses win by a nose,

Aikido teachers are felled by one!

Hahahahah!
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Old 12-05-2003, 10:53 PM   #120
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Sroooot! Sniff! Chooo!

Virtual student from far away land.

Here to accompany your misery.

..........

much ki flying down

from all that sunshine in LA

get well soon sensei!

Imho Viggo Mortensen should've played Last Samurai!
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Old 12-06-2003, 12:05 AM   #121
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Many thanks!

A-choo,

Humans being are not so superior as we think!

A-choo again!

Best wishes, and please don't catch a cold, everyone!
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Old 12-06-2003, 04:41 AM   #122
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First season's snowfall,

Blanketing the darkened streets,

Please don't cancel class!
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Old 12-06-2003, 05:31 AM   #123
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Sensei is down,

But never the dojo!

Sniffle, achoo!

I have many good assistants here who do a better job than me! Many thanks!
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Old 12-07-2003, 02:13 AM   #124
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hard-way learning softens

battered ego's brittle fall

maybe uke knows
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Old 12-07-2003, 06:48 AM   #125
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Ego!

With or without it,

I am still me.
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