People walking faster

People walking faster

Countdown began for yearend

Must make their ends meet

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About AshiAkira

AshiAkira. Author of Haiku Poems (www.lulu.com/shop/ashi-akira/haiku-poems/paperback/product-23152158.html). Old resident of Tokyo. 葦享(あしあきら)、著書(1)「伊奈葉くんアメリカを見る」、(2)「伊奈葉さん日本を憂う」(中央公論事業出版)
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32 Responses to People walking faster

  1. inavukic says:

    And a happiest year to you for 2016 AshiAkira 😀

  2. hsampson says:

    素晴らしいあきら先生!

  3. missmonsoon says:

    Very true.. Sometimes i wonder if slowing pace is even ok at all? But i should i think and i will after all like i just wrote ‘i want to live not just breadthe :)’

  4. Unfortunately, rush is the most vulnerable thing nowadays. It ruins everything. It doesn’t give the chance for the most of people to stop; to notice what is around; to feel the time, the sense of Life, to enjoy of being.
    Merry Christmas!

  5. Tanja says:

    Here, I have observed the very same thing. And now you put it so beautifully into a poem.
    Wishing you a happy new year, Ashi, with good strong health, lots of peace and happiness.

  6. mopana says:

    People walking faster, but to what end? Years are going, we get older… Sad poem, in my opinion, Ashi 😦 Where are we hurry?

    • AshiAkira says:

      From time immemorial, Buddhist temples here hit their bells 108 times toward the last minute of the year. Moment the 108th sound resonate the year is over and a new year starts. By then the people are supposed to close their books for their businesses. But few people have enough funds on hand to meet the ends of their books. Most people have to run for extending or finding new loans. So we see lots of people running on the street besides from the cold. 🙂 Why do they hit the bells 108 times? I heard that all wrong doings of the people fall into either one of those 108 categories. People are supposed to pray for forgiveness and wash off whatever wrongdoings they have committed during the year before all the 108 sounds of the bells end the year is out. This is our waning tradition. Happy New Year, Monica 🙂

  7. This made me laugh. I have this absurd desire to ‘get things done’ before Christmas. It’s quite useful for catching up on jobs set aside for too long.

  8. Paloma says:

    Happy Holidays — and all the best to you in 2016!
    Always a pleasure to read your haiku 🙂

  9. This post made me smile. Why? Maybe because it was honest. or maybe cause I was the person you speak of.

    Anyway, happy 2016! 🙂

  10. Thank you very much for this wonderful post! 😉 Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful time with your family! Enjoy it to the fullest! May all your dreams come true! 😉 ❤

  11. gigoid says:

    Excellent!

    if people can, or would, stop rushing about, they’d find they are already AT the center…. They won’t find it by trying to pull the ends together…. They only find one at a time, that way….

    😉

    gigoid

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