Lilacs in full bloom

Lilacs in full bloom

Lost the scent in foreign land

Lonely purplish pink

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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11 Responses to Lilacs in full bloom

  1. gpcox says:

    Lilac is a scent to remember!
    [I was just about to come here, when I noticed in the notifications that you beat me to the punch, thank you for being such an avid follower of my site and helping all of us to remember.]

  2. From an upstairs window here I see a sea of lilac coming into bloom. On the next sunny day the scent will fill the garden. I will also spend the next few months trying to stop them swallowing up the whole garden.

  3. colltales says:

    Hi, Ashi, I hope you have a chance to read this interesting NYTimes article: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/27/nyregion/new-york-city-in-haiku.html
    If for some reason, you can’t open the link (I’m a subscriber, so it may be some restrictions), let me know. Definitely worthwhile reading what New Yorkers came up about the city in 17 syllables. Thought you’d get a kick out of it. All the best. Wesley

    • AshiAkira says:

      Thank you for the link to the article. I found it very interesting that the New York Times could collect so many haiku poems from New Yorkers in such a short time. Haiku is such a handy short poem form to write about anything that similar “contests” are often conducted here by TV’s and newspapers. You might sometimes find a “ballot box” at the entrance of, say, a super market in which you can drop your haiku by writing it on a piece of paper which might later be displayed in the shop. Thank you again for the link and reading my haiku poems.

      • colltales says:

        My pleasure. Haiku in supermarkets? Where do you live? I want to move in there. Tired of National Inquirer’s ‘stories’ about Kim Kardashian and JFK’s death. Cheers

      • AshiAkira says:

        I live in Tokyo, Japan. At he place along the Sumida river, where Matsuo Basho had his hut for a while, there is a museum for him. When I visited there I saw haikus written on pieces of paper by local residents and stuck to the street trees, walls or wherever they could find spots to stick them. Some of them were good ones.

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