Then come back to the poetry, and appreciate it for the first time.
In martial arts you learn a series of movements; this is like learning forms in poetry. The practice of each, breath in, breath out, involves breathing. Breathing keeps the mind centered, the body aware.
The warrior takes care of her weapons so they will take care of her. The warrior poet does the same, taking special care to master the forms. Warrior-spirit is what links martial artist and warrior poet.
The clans of warrior poet and warrior both are marked by warrior spirit.
Date: February 4, 2015