Battalion_soldier 2 (cropped)

 Carmel Wallace 2008

Photograph of beach-found plastic toy-soldier (cropped).

To this world, farewell.
To the night, too, farewell.
He who goes to his death
Is as the frost on the path
To the burial ground,
With every step melting away.

Chikamatsu Monzaemon
Japan, Edo Period (1603-1868)

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