Spider and ground wasp

Spider and ground wasp

In a battle on the park lawn

Kill to live goes on

About AshiAkira

AshiAkira. Author of Haiku Poems and Haiku Poems II(www.lulu.com/shop/ashi-akira/haiku-poems/paperback/product-23152158.html). Old resident of Tokyo.
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10 Responses to Spider and ground wasp

  1. Susan Bahr says:

    This is so very different than your others – I loved it, even though it’s sad and creepy!

    • AshiAkira says:

      Yes, I agree this is sad and creepy. But this tells me of a facet of the reality. The park I’m talking about here used to be a recreational facility that belonged to the now-defunct Imperial Guard Division of the Japanese army. It’s located adjacent to the Imperial Palace. Army officers in those days must have strolled on the lawn for a moment of peaceful rest when they were on leave. But once back to the battle fields, their hearts were no doubt filled with killing like the wasp flying over the spider.
      I don’t know if you can believe it, but I once saw a white sparrow and a white crow in this park. I wrote about the sparrow and posted to this blog. I tried a number of times to write something about the crow because I felt the bird was trying to tell me something. But I’m still trying now.

      • Susan Bahr says:

        wow – these comments are such treasures! Thank you for sharing this history- how very amazing to picture the soldiers having a moment of peace before they go back to war.

  2. BroadBlogs says:

    Kill to live.

    Wonder why the world’s set up that way.

    • AshiAkira says:

      I wonder too. I also wonder what the world would be like were it not set up that way. Maybe we’d have uncontrollable population increases of all species on the globe because there’d be no predatory to any of them.

  3. seeker says:

    Nature, food chain and the spider win, the bird wins, and it goes.

  4. janehewey says:

    nature is fierce. and incredibly beautiful.

  5. Kill to live, short and true, thanks for sharing !

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