Haiku Poem – 死海

After writing my haiku on the moon I had the image in my head of a person who was bright on the outside but the opposite on the inside. This made me remember the Dead Sea. I was taught in school that the Dead Sea only receives water but never gives water which is why it is dead. I was taught that people can be the same way.


welcoming arms
spinning into the black hole
dead sea

てにいれて まだひきよせて たまりみず

てにいれて ちからあたえず たまりみず

A lot of water from various sources flows into the dead sea but no water flows out so the water becomes too salty to support life which is why it is called the dead sea. Human beings are the same. If a person only receives but never gives then that person becomes dead inside as there is no thought for anybody else. Only themselves. In the Hawaiian waters there is always the movement of the water going both in the harbors and channels and also the flow of water coming out. At certain times of the day when the conditions are right it is very easy to see the bottom formations even with the naked eye. I think that is when it is the most beautiful.


Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Jim Woodhull
– Japanese by Jim Woodhull and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Jim

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