In spite of blue sky fresh air chills our bright sunshine wintry aggression
Poem written for today’s Japanese micro-season “fish emerge from the ice“, or “fish rise from the ice“. Today could have been a spring day, if not for the icy winds coming down across the southern plains of North America . . . a good winter day.
Featured image “ice flower” of the public domain via Hippopx.
Most people in Japan use, or are familiar with, the Western calendar (seireki), but the traditional calendar is used for official documents. The traditional Japanese calendar is based on reign periods of emperors. Each time a different emperor began rule, a new counting of the years began and the period acquired a new name. –East West Consulting