Haiku Poem – ハワイの晩夏

days grow short
north shore regains its power
autumn is coming

(Jim version)
長い影波が戻ったやはり秋
ながいかげ なみがもどった やはりあき

(Michiko version)
秋近し大波もどるノースショア
あき ちかし おおなみ もどる ノースショア

Even though it is still just the middle of August, the Autumn season is quietly approaching. It is coming in a very quiet way. The days are slowly getting shorter while the nights slowly get longer. There is a noticeable difference between 6:00 am in the end of August when compared to the end of July. The winds are slowly starting to change and even more noticeable is how the north shore is starting to get a little rougher while the south shore is becoming a little bit more calm. Unless a person has lived in Hawaii a few years it would be hard to see these changes as they are very subtle. It is as if there is a whisper in the air that the autumn season is coming.

 ハワイのオアフ島は、まだ八月中旬なのに、秋が静かに近づいているのを感じます。それは控え目な形(目立たない形)でやって来ます。昼間は少しずつ短くなり、夜がだんだん長くなっています。八月終わりの朝6時と7月終わりの朝6時では、随分違います。風もゆっくり変化を始めています。しかし、もっと分り易い変化は、波です。北の方の波は、徐々に高くなりますが、南の方の波は、穏やかになっていきます。ハワイの季節の変わり目は非常に微妙です。数年は住まないと、このような変化は分かりにくいと思います。ゆっくりした風の変化は、秋が間近に来ていることを囁いているようです。

Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Jim Woodhull
– Japanese by Jim Woodhull and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Jim
オアフ島の南の海に、大きな虹がかかりました。

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