So, as you can see from my sidebar, I follow a Japanese Haiku artist: Ashi Akira. Every day throughout the fall, he posted some of the most delightful poetry that I couldn’t wait to read… so when he mysteriously vanished and the poems simply stopped, after 11 days of cyber-silence I just had to ask-
“Ashi? Are you there? Are you okay?”
He had, in fact, just returned from 10 days in the hospital. An asthma attack nearly took his life, but he was home and recuperating.
He posted a short story and told of his brush with death. Don’t tell me there aren’t angels out there. I won’t believe you. The taxi driver that picked him up at 2:00 am must have had wings beneath his coat…
I’m so glad he’s back and posting his delightful Haiku’s once again, but you can imagine my enjoyment, my absolute delight when he left this for me:
“From near-death to life
Back to see New Year’s Day and
Smile of Vermont girl”
Would you look at that? My very own Haiku!!
So, here’s to you, Ashi Akira. May 2013 bring health, happiness and lots of time for new poetry.
I am, after all, a greedy “girl.”
You can find his link at: http://ashiakira.wordpress.com or follow the link on the sidebar. Tell him the Vermont gal said hello!