POETRY

Haikus and katanas

About haiku composition in Ghost of Tsushima.

Miguel Adrover
2 min readAug 23, 2020

--

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

I bought this game a few weeks ago. It’s sprawling and poetic beauty, set during the Mongolian Invasions of Japan, compelled me to collect — and publish — some haikus I’ve written, using the constraints set by the Kurosawa-esque game. These poems are not created from scratch. When the hero finds a suitable spot for…

--

--