Haiku Poem – ハワイのシンボル

Hawaiian symbol
Diamond Head watches over
Oahu’s ocean

(Jim version)
そらのした オアフの かおは うみ のぞむ

(Michiko version)
いわのやま レアヒは まもる オアフとう

In some of my previous Haiku poems I have used the changing of the seasons in Hawaii as a theme. As the summer is drawing to a close there will start to be subtle changes in both the land scape and the ocean which signal the changing of the seasons. One location where there is a very dramatic difference between the summer and the winter is Diamond Head. In the summer the outside of the mountain is brown because of the direct sunlight and the lack of rain. In the winter it is a beautiful green because of the rains that are almost an everyday occurence in the early morning and the evening. With the onset of fall the brown color slowly changes to green and in the spring season the color starts to go from a beautiful lush green to a rusty brown color. I have a great view of Diamond Head everyday from the boat so I am able to watch the colors slowly change.


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

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