Haiku Poem – ヨット

lightning fast feathers
knives slicing through butter
taming the waves        

かぜ あそび おおなみ を ほる スワン かな

きれる なみ わきめも ふらず かぜ あそび

Whenever I see the sail boat races they all look so light and graceful and the big sales can give them the appearance of a giant feather. When seen from far away all you can see are the sails pointing up towards the sky. Seeing the sail boats slicing through the waves and the surface of the ocean it looks so effortless that it reminds me of how a knife goes through butter. Although the boats are at the mercy of the wind, they also seem to play with the wind. It is as if the sail boats are able to tame the wave.


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

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