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Crazy climate causing ‘insane flowerings’ is a real concern

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Dusk in autumn often evokes feelings of nostalgia.

Listening to the chirping of bugs and gazing at cirrocumulus clouds in the sky, haiku poet Sanki Saito (1900-1962) recalled sights and sounds from his elementary school days--the clanging of a bell from the ruins of a castle above his school, and a flock of raucous crows that looked like black sesame seeds scattered in the darkening sky.

Saito also noted in an essay that while the crows cawed, he and his mates headed home, each on their own way.

Our ears, eyes and skin “feel” those twilight hours while the nights........

© The Asahi Shimbun