The form of this piece is a haibun, devised by Basho, the great originator in Japanese poetry, who created the Haiku.
Many of my watchers will be familiar with my love of this simple, epiphanal form. Yet its spareness and economy have a price.
The Haiku, you might say, can realise "the standpoint of eternity." For this Ying, Basho supplied his own Yang, preceding the epiphanal moment with a narrative in poetic prose, characterising the world within which the epiphany blooms.
The Haiku with which it ends was written a commentary on Red Cliff by *guille1701
. I felt, though there was more to say, hence the haibun.
You can see the deviation at full size here:[link]
I'm sorry, dA is not allowing me to upload Guille's picture as a preview image. I shall try again when its tantrum is over. In the meantime, I can only apologise, and ask you to follow the link.
25/03: The preview image issue is now resolved! I have refined the opening paragraph in response to helpful comments from :devcrimsonthenody: