Storks take flight
Oh Susano-o, the entire Japanese media world has gone gaga about the New Years poems.
Both Akishino-no-miya and Kiko-sama composed poems about the ceremony last fall reintroducing the Oriental White Stork to the wild in Japan (Amaterasu knows, it is damned difficult to type "the wild in Japan" without gagging).
The prince and the princess about wrote about how the sight of a stork taking flight brings a smile to the faces of the people.
Coincidence, or were they sending us a message?
Oh, spare me. (De profundis clamavi ad te, Domine!)
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