Climate Change and Haiku Season Words

Apr 8th 2021TOKYO
Another species harmed by climate change: Japanese poets. The seasonal markers that all haikus must contain are out of whack
“How many, many things/they call to mind/these cherry blossoms!”
the poet Basho once wrote of Japan’s favourite flower. The blossoms have long provoked reactions on beauty, transience and the unceasing rhythms of the natural world. This year, their annual appearance has many thinking about how those rhythms are changing. The cherry trees in Tokyo began flowering on March 14th, tying the record for the earliest start since the Japan Meteorological Agency began monitoring in 1953. In Kyoto the trees reached full bloom on March 26th, the earliest date in 1,200 years of records. Scientists believe climate change is to blame.

https://www.economist.com/asia/2021/04/08/another-species-harmed-by-climate-change-japanese-poets.

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About Miriam Sagan

I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well (https://miriamswell.wordpress.com). The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

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