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Behold the summer grass
All that remains of the dreams of warriors

Summer Grasses is an anthology of war poetry collected over the years by NAPF President David Krieger.

The book takes its title from a haiku poem by the great 17th century Japanese haiku poet, Matsuo Basho. In his poem, Basho looks at a field where a battle once took place.


“Summer grasses,” he writes, are “all that remains / of great warriors’ dreams.”

This anthology includes poetry related primarily to wars of the 20th century and beginning of the 21st century.

 

JOHN SATO

Japanese New Zealander

Sharing the name of the great Scot John Law, and the line of his braveheart, John Sato was a young Japanese New Zealand soldier whom fought against Imperial Japan in WWII.


Perhaps one of the last to remember the turgid rumblings of our one of our societies most painfully mirrored truths.

The battle for hearts and minds is truly self-versus-self.




TOSHIO NAKAMOTO

Juken Nissho president

Juken New Zealand was established as a subsidiary of WoodOne by its founder Toshio Nakamoto in 1990.

 

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