Haiku Poem – ハワイの冬

whispering trade winds
gentle gliding whales
rainbows dot the sky

風渡る跳ねる鯨に虹の空
かぜわたる はねるくじらに にじのそら

The winter season in Hawaii brings about some very special changes not seen in the other seasons. The trade winds become very powerful, gusting from the North and North East often bringing a lot of rain and great delight for the surfers and kite surfers. The whales also begin coming in December which heralds the coming of winter and rainbows are so numerous that for those of us who live in Hawaii it is so common that we sometimes take them for granted. These all announce that the winter season has arrived.

 ハワイの冬は、他の季節では見られない非常に特別な変化をもたらします。まず、貿易風が非常に強くなります。北と北東からの突風は、しばしば大量の雨と共に、サーファーやカイトサーファーに大きな喜びを与えてくれます。12月になると、鯨がやってきます。これは、冬の到来の前触れです。また、虹がたくさん出ます。虹の数があまりに多いので、ハワイに住む者は、当たり前のように思っています。これら全ての変化が冬の到来を告げています。

Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Jim Woodhull
– Japanese by Jim Woodhull and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Jim
Although whales are seen everyday on the surface, underwater it is very rare. The picture of this whale underwater is the first time in three years that one has been seen from inside the submarine!

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