In middle of August

The world war ended at blasts

Oleanders remind

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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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10 Responses to

  1. dornahainds says:

    Such Excellence! 🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀

  2. Ashi, I went to look. So oleanders bloom at this time of year!

    “The world’s first atomic bomb, used on Aug. 6, 1945, killed 140,000 people in Hiroshima. The bombing of Nagasaki three days later killed 70,000 more.”

    I’m reading an article now, written about this and the tensions with North Korea.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-a-bomb-anniversary-in-nagasaki-amid-us-north-korea-tension-2017-8

    • AshiAkira says:

      A man who fought in the war told me he could only see the oleander flowers in the burnt out Tokyo when returned home from the war. He said he was grateful he was still alive but was sorry at the same for he was the only one who could return home among all others who fought with him and died..

  3. I didn’t know this word oleander. The surprise to learn the meaning in french powered your haïku ;o)

    • AshiAkira says:

      I meant the oleander flowers that bloom here in the summer. They also seem to be so strong that they found blooming in the war-destroyed Tokyo. I don’t know what it means in French.

  4. In French, laurier-rose. The association of flower and war surprised me.

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