Encouragement

Poems for the New Year

Three new poems by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda.

Photo by NATIONAL PARK SERVICE/A. KIRBY.


SGI President Ikeda composed the following poems, which were presented to members at New Year’s gongyo meetings throughout Japan. The poems were published in the Jan. 4, 2019, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper.

Together with precious friends,
let’s create a harmonious world
where flowers of victory bloom—
each unique and beautiful—
braving winter to welcome spring.

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Whether seen by others or not,
I will stand!
O the pride and honor
of living true to
my vow to my mentor!

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As Bodhisattvas of the Earth
born to win
in this world,
perform a joyous dance
and show the V for victory sign!