Haiku Poem – 劇的な変貌

waiting cocoon
wheels of progress turn
building emerges

(Jim version)
きゅうかんち みるみるうちに しんしくみ

(Michiko version)
まちわびて ふるびた とち は さまがわり

Next to the Ala Moana shopping center there is the Ward shopping center and the Ward theater complex. The ward theaters was the first building of the current renovation going on in the area and it is a very well designed and aesthetically pleasing complex. Behind the theater complex for the longest time was just a few stores and vacant lots but in just a few years a very big parking complex and a very large building which will be entirely dedicated to Whole foods, a high end super market chain that has become very popular. The parking ramp has just opened up but the store is still a few months away from completion. Sometimes progress can be good or bad but in this case I really think that the architects have taken extra care to make the new development a nice area to just walk around in. There are very nice small parks by the building and lots of places to sit and relax. I am sure that some people would think that the buildings are an eye sore but if they saw what it looked like before then they would change their mind
(March 2018)


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

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