As was referred to in a prior blog entry and worthy of further consideration:
"Her father embarked at sunrise
with a flask of water, a samurai sword
in the cockpit, a shaven head
full of powerful incantations
and enough fuel for a one-way
journey into history"
- - Beatrice Garland.
READ THE ENTIRE KAMIKAZE POEM WITH ANNOTATION. ALL THANKS HERE TO BEATRICE GARLAND!
See also these You Tube video the topic the Beatrice Garland poem Kamikaze. The recital of the poem itself followed by critical analysis. I recommend highly without reservation or qualification.
Shame and dishonoring the family name remains an important factor in modern Japanese society. Shame and dishonor in some cases only being expiated by suicide.
See another blog entry atonement for guilt in the Second World War done in a manner most devastating to others.
Devoted readers to the blog be well aware it often amazes Bert himself the places for which I get ideas and topics for blog entries. Kamikaze! Poetry! Wow!
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