Freezing cold park pond

Freezing cold park pond

Splashing sound mysterious

Crows bathing crazy

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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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30 Responses to Freezing cold park pond

  1. missmonsoon says:

    Hmm i can imagine it crystal clear. How crazy are the crows??is it because they are taking a bath on cold weather or are making funny postures or they are making loud noises..u did say mysterious splashing sound. 🙂

    • AshiAkira says:

      Sounded mysterious till I saw it. Then in the cold water in this cold weather. Aren’t they crazy? You spotted my other haiku poem I wrote some years ago at seeing a similar scene at the same place where I frequent while taking a walk. Then I thought it was nice to take a cold bath. (I used to take a cold shower when I was a student staying in the dormitory.) But now I’m too old to think it in the same way. I forgot about the old haiku poem spotted maybe because I’m getting senile. 🙂

      • missmonsoon says:

        Thats not because ur senile..u hav hundreds of hikus out there..ofcourse ur going to forget some.. Yeah crows are crazy i can imagine coz wel i also see them especially getting frantic in winter..strange they are suposed to b one of the cleverest birds..are u stil living in the place where u grew up as a child?? Hm must b a nice feeling being in a familiar enviroment. How friendly are your neighbours?? Do u even know them?? Is it like here?? Nobody knows noone 🤔Wel maybe i wil remind u other old haikus u wrote too coz i havn read so many. I make a point of reading only 4..5at a time so i can coment now n then 😃

      • AshiAkira says:

        It takes some intelligence to be crazy. Crows are intelligent enough. I live a couple of miles where I was born. I don’t know any of my neighbors. The imperial palace is more or less in my neighborhood, but I don’t know them although I see them moving around in a motorcade once in a while. 🙂 It’s nice of you to read some of haiku poems now and then. In fact, that’s how I want people to read my stuff if they will. 🙂

      • missmonsoon says:

        Ofcourse everyone will read Mr Ashiaki. Ur haikus are great!! I can see in my head what u write about whether its crazy crows, white crows,hydrangeas, ducks or other stuffs 😊 So it must feel good to visit around places where u were born. Hmm it must b busy place..tokyo is the busiest city. Hopefully ur frenz live nearby..wat about ur wife Grandma..Mr Ashiaki. Does she have frenz there??

      • AshiAkira says:

        Thank you for the kind comment. Did I tell you about the white crow I’ve seen? I did about the white sparrow but I don’t remember about the white crow. Anyway I’ve seen them both in the park adjacent to the imperial palace. I plant to write a story poem about the white crow. My wife had knee cap operation a couple of years ago. The pain is gone but getting weak to walk. Not much friends and that’s the problem. 🙂

      • missmonsoon says:

        I hope she is doing well. Hmm it can be a problm wen there arent many frenz around. Although u r busy most time managing ur profiles..thats a tough job u hav thousand of followers. I stil wish u published an e book or sthg so that all these haikus n what you wrote stays copywright under ur name. N u kno if someone someday randomly reads it they would kno who wrote it. It would b ur legacy 🙂 Yeah u told me about white crow..we even discussed if it is albino. U wrote poem on white crow already didnt u??

      • AshiAkira says:

        Yes, I did told you about the white crow, didn’t ? I’m really getting senile. 😦 About the copyright, some of my stuff have been “stolen” by someone in the past. Third persons informed me and I found that out. I write things to be read, but I still feel funny when someone take them away as if they were the writers of them. Been to Wattpad lately? I try organize some of my stuff there with publication of them in mind. Appreciate your opinion when you have the time. 🙂

      • missmonsoon says:

        Surely i will see them. Yes with so much fan base and all the profiles u have..some are bound to be stolen. And now u cant remember some either. I wil see them soon..and surely pass my opinion. Although yes you do hav to b strict about ur copywright issues. Its your work 😊

      • AshiAkira says:

        As I’ve told you, I worked as a reporter, and I know how reporters would steal each other works and ideas. It’s a dirty world and I don’t say I’m innocent either. But it’s entirely different when it comes to poetry. Poems are part of poets’ lives, and it’s a serious crime to steel in the poetry world. But don’t worry, missmonsoon, I think each poem has something like the finger print. No one can swipe somebody else’s poem.

      • missmonsoon says:

        Hmm yes it is true. Ur right. But again i would say i tried to make u invest on publishing ur work 😊. Wel we whoever have read it sure recognize your work. And they are crafty n beautiful 👍

      • AshiAkira says:

        Telling you the truth, just a few days ago a friend of mine sent me the urls for ebook publisher and a site page where I might be able to get assistance for publication. This is of course for a couple of books I’ve self-published a long time ago in Japanese. I’m hoping someone at the site may be able to help me for publication in English. My friend was worried that my books didn’t sell at all, and he thinks it might be a good idea to put them on sale electronically at cheap prices. 🙂

      • missmonsoon says:

        Like i discussed with you before Mr Ashiaki..if you remember. People hardly buy books nowdays. They hav ipads, iphones and number of sites like wattpad or e book sites that they can read on hand so yes electronic publication is better. Japanese is only read by those from japan n people hardly buy books but electronic book on english although at cheap price has massive number of people reading it. Even if u are to set really low price i am sure u wil get enough of wat u expected and good thing is ur haikus remain safe under ur name because it is already in published version ☺️

      • AshiAkira says:

        I guess you are very right. I know I’m way behind today’s technological advance in many fields. My friend told me I’d first have to open my account with an e-bank, which I did. I didn’t even know what an e-bank was and I was surprised how easy it is to use it. I’m now waiting for the cash card the bank e-mailed me they would send it to me by a registered mail. The world is fast changing. I have to catch up. 🙂

      • missmonsoon says:

        Don worry Mr Ashiaki. Even for people like me in todays generation its difficult. I bet half the people don kno anything about the technology we have today. Everything is escalating rapidly, hard to catchup. Good to hear then atleast ur getting somewhere. Wel u did say u hav a daughter right Mr Ashaki she might help you out here and there..is she married yet??

      • AshiAkira says:

        I don’t even have a smartphone. My daughter has but I don’t think she has the time to train me. No, she is not married. In my days, it used to be a matter of course for girls to marry for 99% economic reasons. Nowadays it’s rather easy for a girl to be financially independent. I told you my daughter is an RN and she is financially comfortable with her own house and a car and all that. I like this trend in general because I have seen lots of marriages ended up with unhappiness rather than to the contrary. 🙂

      • missmonsoon says:

        Uh hmm yes you did tell me. Financial independence is a bliss i must say. I stil live with my parents with my siblings n my parents are still very strict..haha. I don kno wen i wil b financially independent. M hoping i get it all done this year..wel u kno how to use laptop then why not get a smartphone its easy . But perhaps u won need one since ur comfortable with laptops and u dont need to take too much pictures and stuffs i suppose 😬 Basically most people use smart phones for chatting videocalling friends and to upload pictures for socialmedia so it not a must for you. Hmm i myself hav decided to b maried wen i step in 3o hopefuly i end up with happy family ☺️

      • AshiAkira says:

        So you still have some years before you net a fish, huh? Or trap a mouse, should I say? Any way, I’m absolutely sure you will catch one you will live happy ever after with. You are so intelligent. You also have the ability to care about someone or show concern with someone else. It’s very important but rare nowadays. Any man would chase you if he finds you. If some decades earlier that you came into my life, I would have chased you with all my might and life. 🙂

      • missmonsoon says:

        Aw that is really sweet of you Mr Ashiaki 🙂 And i would not have walked away from person like you. We happen to be born on diffrent time frames. Its hard to trust people nowdays. And its easy to be broken. Fish or mouse same thing Mr Ashiaki.. I am still confused though it is difficult to walk away from a person who you belib in your heart is honestly a good soul..i don kno i am confused now if its the same person but i will stick thru till end. Although i wil definately not make the same mistake again 🤗 If only intelligence could make me grab a right man.. I am socially handicapped. Except wen i write i can hardly express and i fall for weird people. I am a reciepe for diasaster i would say ☺️

      • AshiAkira says:

        They say love is blind. You are intelligent enough. But when it comes to love, your intelligence doesn’t work as your intelligence. I take you are talking about your “phantom”. As I’ve already said, I read from what you wrote that it was an independent reflection of your own heart. Your intelligence to see the outside world (him) is blinded. You say “not make the same mistake again”. So you have already gone through a similar experience before. If this is the case, it proves that love is blind. For man or woman, this is a sort of thing, or a fate, one has to through in their lives. When it’s for the first time your call it the “first love” and it’s beautiful. For the second time on, however, it’s bitter and anyone call it a “mistake”. Since it’s blind, there is no guarantee that you will not fall for weird people. It’s a fate for anyone. 🙂

      • missmonsoon says:

        Human emotions Mr Ashiaki are hard to tackle. 11yeras ago i had a crush on this boy, who had on me too but i never talked. Now i am going to see him after al these years on reunion progam. 4yrs ago i fell in love. I don kno what happened or i fell for phantom we broke up. Since 1 yr phantom n i were real close and now since he jus wants to b a phantom behind screen i called it quits. Now m jus standing surprised..thinking watever happened to those story of ‘ one true love’. We meet dfrent people..we fall for dfrent people and the way we feel and open up is dfrent as well. Is it really upto fate?? 🙂

      • AshiAkira says:

        Yes, I agree human emotions are hard to tackle. I also understand why you said “emotions”, instead of singular “emotion”. I’d say it’s singular and a one big chunk of potentiality that exists in the heart of every one, waiting to be stimulated so that it would be brought up to the surface where it is felt as a conscious experience by the individual. How it is felt various depending on many different factors – your age at the time of the experience, how a meeting with someone might occur, etc. Thus it comes out to the conscious surface in a variety of ways. And I would say it is by a sheer fate how the potentiality is stimulated. I think you and I and others all grow in different ways depending on the fate. One thing I want to say is that those who are capable of recognizing when their potentiality in heart is stimulated are blessed. Many people nowadays are distracted by day-to-day business. 🙂

      • missmonsoon says:

        Thank you Mr Ashiaki 😊 U r kind to comment me. Your intelligent view is genuinely appreciated. Well i guess feeling and being heart broken is a blessing then. I think its important to stay in touch with human side nomater wat it feels like. Ofcourse everyone feels but ther prefer to be materialistic i think. To gain self pleasure, self appreciated. Its good too. But my ideology is, once you feel, you love you got to with all your heart. Its easy to be asked to love but its very hard to actually love someone ☺️

      • AshiAkira says:

        You said it all, Missmonsoon. How come I’ve been around much longer than you have, yet we are still in the same spot? After all this world is so simple. A woman can change the world by lifting the hem of her skirt just a little bit with a wink. A man wants to get ahead of others and the only means he knows to get what he wants is by power ultimately by violence. Humans have much more intelligence than other species, but they don’t make full use of it like other species do. Only humans are capable of loving. But do they know what love is? I am beginning to understand how grave a meaning is carried by such statements as “Love thy neighbor” or “Love your enemies”. But actual loving is still far ahead of me. Is that goal achievable in my life time? This is the major contradiction I feel about human, at least my, life. 🙂

      • missmonsoon says:

        Well i don know if this my reply will make any sense to you..but i am trying to reply. I don think i can truely feel wat others feel..most of times. The thing is i want to feel and i think it is a good thing that i want to feel, i thing i am compassionate and that i can warm around anyone i can associate with. I contradict myself wen i say i cannot feel but that does not mean i believe i can. Because i want to. To love anyone is a greatest gift you can give. Thats wat i think..so the thing is not about whether we feel or not, it about intention wat we feel and why 😊

      • AshiAkira says:

        Feeling is so complicated. You know you are feeling something, but you don’t know exactly what that is. I suppose we are all in this entanglement all the time. What makes it more complicated is the fact we all also have desire. Desire often runs counter to the feeling you have, or vice versa. Then a trouble starts inside. The world outside is big, but you notice the world inside is just as big. So goes on our life. And you might find happiness like a spec of jewel in the sand at seashore. You’ll feel life is wonderful. 🙂

      • missmonsoon says:

        Very well put Mr Ashiaki. The world inside is equally as big as the world outside…and it if often not the world outside but the world inside that will decide how far we will suceed or perish in real life..harmony between the is dificult to atain but we must b hopeful. Because i believe life was meant to b wonderful al along 😊😊

  2. I love this. One of my joys is watching the mad way birds bathe and your crows always bring a smile to my face. There is a wonderful slow unveiling in the three lines from atmosphere (cold) to sound (splashing) and then the final one, sight (the crows).

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