Here’s a little touch of Japan for a Sunday morning. This is a blog I follow (and he faithfully follows mine) – one of the WordPress family. Ashi Akira writes haiku (in English), short poems and story poems. I studied the Japanese language and literature at university, and particularly love the elusive, wistful quality of haiku; especially the most famous haiku of Matsuo Basho from the seventeenth century. But I enjoy modern haiku also. This is a lovely example of the daily poems on Ashi Akira’s blog…and it is a bird one.