Haiku Poem – ベーコンエッグ

bacon eggs
common fried breakfast
check dates

(Ben Clark)
ベーコン や すきな ちょうしょく ひ を じゅうし

Bacon and eggs is a traditional breakfast in the United States. Although I like it, I do not make it often. Since I am frequently busy, I often do not have time. So, cereal and toast are usually more convenient. However, today I fried eggs and bacon. Yesterday, I bought the eggs and bacon for today’s breakfast. After I brought the bacon home, I discovered that I still had an unused package of bacon in the refrigerator. I was surprised to see that the expiration date for the bacon that I just bought was earlier than that for the bacon in the refrigerator. Therefore, I cooked the bacon that I bought yesterday this morning. I am keeping the other bacon in the refrigerator longer since it is still fresh.

 ベーコン エッグは、米国の伝統的な朝食です。私も、勿論、大好きですが、あまり作りません。朝はバタバタしていて、作る時間がないからです。朝は、だいたい、トーストとシリアルが便利です。しかし、今日は、ベーコンと卵を炒めました。昨日、今日の朝食のために、ベーコンと卵を買いました。家に帰って冷蔵庫を調べると、まだ使っていないベーコンがありました。買ったばかりのベーコンの賞味期限が、冷蔵庫の中にあるものより早いので驚きました。その為、昨日、買ったベーコンを、今朝、調理しました。冷蔵庫の中にあったベーコンは、まだ新鮮ですから、しばらく保管します。

Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Ben Clark
– Japanese by Ben Clark and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Ben
Alexandria, Virginia アレクサンドリア、バージニア
ベン クラークさんの朝食です。時間がある時は調理をします。
(編集長 美智子)

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Haiku Poem – 熱帯の果実

mountain paths
yellow ornaments in trees
pink surprise

(Scott Gardner)
やま あるき みずがし みのる きいろい き

There are many types of fruits in Hawaii. Two of my favorite are Passion Fruit and Guava. Passion Fruit is a reddish, round, fruit that grows on a vine. The taste is tart and sometimes a little sweet. To eat Passion Fruit you cut it in half and scoop out the seeds and flesh to make a juice. The seeds are edible, just a little crunchy. I am not sure where to find Passion Fruit in the wild. Usually my friends give them to me. Guavas in Hawaii are little round yellow fruits with a pink inside that grow on trees. Depending on how ripe they are the taste will be sweet or sour. You can it in half with a knife or just bite it to expose the fleshy inside. You can find guava trees all over Hawaii but particularly while hiking in the mountains.


Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Scott Gardner
– Japanese by Scott Gardner and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Scott
Honolulu, Hawaii ハワイ州オアフ島ホノルル
(編集長 美智子)

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Haiku Poem – 子猫の遊び

missing items
endless curiosity
our little thief

(Jim Woodhull)
はやすぎる こそどろ でしょう こねこ ちゃん

My wife and I have had our kitten since December of last year. We just love her! She follows me around everywhere I go and all she wants to do is play! She is getting bigger and I hope when she becomes an adult she will still want to play like she does now. One problem we have been having with her is that she likes to play with everything and my wife and I have noticed certain things missing. My name tag for work is gone! I have seen her play with it many times and now it is gone. Also, my wife is missing many of her ear rings and also two chains! I have no idea where she hides everything. We have looked everywhere but still can’t find anything. We are thinking of putting in a video camera in each room and then when we are away from work we can video her and maybe find out where our items are!


Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Jim Woodhull
– Japanese by Jim Woodhull and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Jim
Honolulu, Hawaii ハワイ州オアフ島ホノルル
ジム ウッドハルさんの家の子猫、かりんちゃんです。
(編集長 美智子)

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Kinoshita-san and I went to Maehashi Teiko-san’s violin concert. Maehashi-san’s violin tone is elegant.

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I went to Enoshima to see Minagawa-san’s Hina doll. It’s so gorgeous!
Katase-Enoshima, Fujisawa-city

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Collaborative Haiku Poem – バレンタインデー

a young man
lost in flowers and chocolate
Valentine’s day

(Yoko version)
はなたば と チョコばこ に うまる せいねん かな

flowers and chocolate gifts
confession of love

(Michiko version)
やまほど の あい の こくはく チョコ と はな

On Valentine’s Day, my husband told, with a broad smile, what he witnessed at the supermarket, ”A young man, who was piling up flowers and boxes of chocolate in his arms, was still not sure  whether or not he had enough of these, asked  an older man, another customer standing nearby if he had purchased enough. The older man, glad to be asked for his sage advice, said to the young man “Get more.”


Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Yoko Kelley and Nakamura Michiko
– Illustration by Norman Kelley
Omaha, Nebraska
ヨーコ&ノーマン ケリー

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We met Sam-san at Fujisawa station and walked on the south side of the station. We had a good conversation while walking. Elly-chan is full of energy.
Fujisawa, Fujisawa-city

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