POETRY

Haikus and katanas

About haiku composition in Ghost of Tsushima.

Samurai Takezaki Suenaga fighting back Mongolian warriors, during the Battle of Bun’ei, in 1274 / Public domain

OF DEFEAT

Stillness of one’s mind
A lone pebble alters fate
Rising from the depths

OF STRIFE

Brilliant it blossoms
Peer through the mist and we’ll be
Shattered, but alive

OF DEATH

Worries strangle growth
Unafraid, defenders stand
Flourishing and free

OF SERENITY

Feel the earth below
A cool bed beneath the stars
A sturdy defense

OF PEACE

A hidden respite
Deep breaths released to the wind
A new beginning.

Some gamers have been creating their haikus,
probably their first true appreciation of poetry —

Via reddit.

*The soundtrack is beautiful:

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