2014 – Are You Ready?

29 Dec

As 2014 approaches, I ask you, “Are you ready?”

What do I mean by this question? The answer may be found within the following which is borrowed from one of my favorite myths. (See Endnote # 1)

When Heaven is about to confer
A great office upon a man,
It first exercises his mind with suffering,
And his sinew and bones with toil;
It exposes him to poverty
And confounds his undertakings.
Then it is seen if he is ready.

Happy New Year! I hope you are ready for 2014.

Until the next submission, I remain . . . Ready,

HANKO-wood

Sensei John Szmitkowski

Ready For 2014 with “Sanchin Kata In the Snow (with winter poems)”

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ENDNOTES:

1. The poem is attributed to “Moshi” and is from the preface to: Jennings, William Dale, The Ronin ( Charles E. Tuttle Co, Tokyo, Japan, 1968)

 

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