I love this!on the cuspbetween seasons;neither here... nor thereIt reminds me of an old Samurai legend I was told by Maki Nishida (our one time Japan wing of With Words) told me when we visited Sumadera.I have two versions:the end of summertsukutsuku-bôshi heardat suma temple(Suma Temple just outside Kobe)samurai legend —tsukutsukubôshi cicadasat SumaderaAlan Summers 2002World Haiku Review Japan Article:"Vending machines and cicadas"n.b. when these cicadas sing it means a special 'inbetween season' at Suma temple, between Autumn and Winter.all my best,AlanWith Words Online Haiku Competition Results.
Thank you, Alan -- what a small(er) world when these connections are made or felt! :!)
It's nice to have these links amongst haiku. I did like the use of cuspall my best,AlanWith Words Online Haiku Competition Results.
Alan -- I just recalled that a friend who practiced traditional chinese medicine referred to these "between times," usually when approaching a seasonal equinox, were believed to be times of anxiousness, the body sensing the coming change. Perhaps the tsukutsuku-bôshi sensed the change also --
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