Haiku For Carpe Diem #213, Tango (Boys’ Day)

Carpe Diem gave us Tango (Boy’s Day) as the Haiku prompt.

Kristjaan Panneman tells us that On this day Japanese families celebrate Tango-no-Sekku, the Boys’ Festival. With its special customs and observances, it is Japan’s way of celebrating the healthy growth and development of her young boys.

The carp has become the symbol of the Boys’ Festival because the Japanese consider it the most spirited of fish, so full of energy and power that it can fight its way up swift-running streams and cascades. Because of its strength and determination to overcome all obstacles, it stands for courage and the ability to attain high goals.

Families also worship at a shrine to Samarai Warriors.

398px-100_views_edo_063the Koi-Nobori
fluttering from the flag pole
dancing the tango

Boy_with_Toy_Soldiers

from the nursery
mighty warrior commands
order in boy’s day

Young_Afghan_farmer_boy_murdered_by_US_soldiers

boy soldier
sins of the father
paid in full

Lest we forget, children are still being sent to fight in mans’ wars!

Smiles, love and laughter

© John Belchamber 2013

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About jrbsays

Just a regular married father of three type of guy. Writer of Haiku, founder of www.DementiaJourneys.com and other bits and other bobs.
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2 Responses to Haiku For Carpe Diem #213, Tango (Boys’ Day)

  1. Nice series, that last one hit me hard in my heart … child soldiers … awefull, why do grown ups train children to become soldiers? Children have to play and don’t need to fight in wars.

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