Haiku Poem – 浮き沈み

echoes of laughter
the ocean welcomes her queen
forgotten glory

わらいごえ さかえた ふね の うきしずみ

In Honolulu Harbor there are some boats that nobody uses. They stay at the dock never to be taken out again. It is very sad because at one time they were very beautiful, elegant boats. Maybe they were used for sunset cruises or for special parties and maybe even famous people rode them at one time but now they are forgotten, slowly rusting away. The sounds of laughter that once rang out on the boats are now almost haunting ghosts as it is a reminder of the glory of the past. Now the only thing is either taking them apart for scrap or taking them into International waters and sinking them.


Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Jim Woodhull
– Japanese by Jim Woodhull and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Jim
にせきは、ていはくしたまま さびて、ふしょくが すすんでいます。

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