Haiku Poem – 座礁船を沈める

execution day
surprising wave of sadness
a final salute

(Jim version)
うみ が なく さいご の たびじ さかな まつ

After many attempts the fishing boat was finally taken off very early in the morning before the tour boats came and it was towed out into International waters. I was very lucky that a friend of mine was driving one of the boats so he sent me pictures and a video of the final moments. I was so happy that the conditions were so beautiful. Even though they were out about 12 miles or more the ocean was like glass. I was surprised that I was very sad to see it get sunk. Because of human error its life was cut short. When it sank slowly under water the other boats blew their horns as in a final salute which was a very nice gesture. Now it has reached its final destination as a home for the fish.


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

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