For Japan in her hour of pain…
Arise, arise, swift soaring sensei soul of immortal Japan!
You shall not falter, you shall not fail
You are the steel of a Katana, with the patience of woman
You are the breath of a storm, the Kashima set sail
You are the Samurai on horseback with bow at the ready
You are the weird of the White Wolf, red eyes glaring
You are invincible, I have faith in your Kami
Love and pain, what we see… all that is intrepid daring
To love more, to passion, to bear more pain, tenderness, to persevere
For you are Japan! The garden of Mount Fuji, pearl of truth at dawn
Hope is in your blood, you do not know the meaning of fear
And you shall arise again, to illuminate us like the morning Sun!
March 16, 2011 – Konrad Tademar