Artists Index Alan Wearne

You've all experienced the ease
with which we praise things Japanese,

just start a list, it never ends:
like taking hot baths with your friends,

the humble cherry blossom tree,
or factions of the LDP,

or else these gastronome's momentos:
sushis, tempuras, sakis, bentos.

And yet their mysteries are abating
compared with whom we're celebrating:

subtle as noh or origami,
though with the force of a tsunami,

the shock when Mayu hit this nation
seems like our Meiji Restoration!

Hail her each Aussie gal 'n' guy,
this eighth, and female, samurai!

Another act in Nihon's glory!
40 years of Kanamori!

Alan Wearne 2003
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