A yellow jacket…

A yellow jacket.

It flew away as I watched.

Reminds me of grubs.

(I ate them as a child to survive the war.)

About AshiAkira

AshiAkira. Author of "Haiku Poems" and "Haiku Poems II" (www.lulu.com/shop/ashiakira/haiku-poems/paperback/product-23152158.html). Old resident of Tokyo.
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24 Responses to A yellow jacket…

  1. Oh my! What we don’t know about people… Thanks for this

  2. Such an important memory, Ashi, and a powerful reminder about a tragic history.

  3. vesna says:

    beautiful poem, impressive comparison between yellow jacket and grubs… you really ate them?!

  4. This tells so much about you ❤️ Beautiful poem 🌸

  5. It’s terrible what humans do to each other. War, as the saying goes, is not healthy for living things. I’m so happy you survived. I can’t imagine the stories you could tell.

  6. long4h2o says:

    Thanks for sharing the haiku as well as the personal anecdote. It stirred a couple memories which may become haiku’s. It seems that you are stronger for your experiences.

  7. Lara/Trace says:

    This breaks my heart. I am so sorry.

  8. Dear AshiAkira! It’s a great pity for every life lost, I regret that you have to carry the burden of memories, but I’m glad you survived! Take care and I wish you good health so that you can still enjoy the beautiful haiku.

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