52. Stillness - "The Way of the Samurai"

The Way of the Samurai 

Oh the way we live here 

Running up and down 

Like the passing of a bullet train 

For the local bound 

You meet me at the station 

With a brave new fact 

I can see the work in front of you 

And I got your back 

Jagged falling leaves 

Who will instruct me 

In the way of the Samurai 

When you are seventeen? 

Called to higher order 

Ever brave and true 

And the clouds they mimic everything 

Where the air is new 

Soon you'll leave our mountain 

And these temple days 

When the trees announce your vanishing 

And the season fades 

Jagged falling leaves 

Who will instruct me 

In the way of the Samurai 

When you are seventeen?

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