ネブラスカ便り

Collaborative Haiku Poem – 高速路の紅葉

speedway
leaves ablaze red and gold
faraway, nearby

(Yoko version)
高速路遠くに近くに紅葉燃ゆ
こうそくろ とおくに ちかくに もみじ もゆ

autumn leaves
turn round and round
highway ride

(Michiko version)
高速路秋の葉廻る万華鏡
こうそくろ あきのは まわる まんげきょう

Here in Nebraska, for the past few years, the color change of leaves during Fall has been less than spectacular. But, this fall, there are beautiful leaves, of red, gold and every color in between, wherever you look. In particular, many of the oak leaves turned much more reddish, looking just like maple trees from afar and revealing the truth only in close proximity. My guess is that the complex combination of air temperature, humidity and sunny hours went just right this year.

 過去数年、ここネブラスカの秋の木々の色変わりは期待したほどではありませんでしたが、今年は美しく色づきました。殊に、柏(oak tree)の葉は例年に比べるとずっと赤味がかり、遠くからみると紅葉と見間違えるほどで、近寄って初めて柏とわかり驚くこと再々です。想像ですが、今年は気温、湿度、日照時間の微妙な組み合わせがうまくいったようです。

Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Yoko Kelley and Nakamura Michiko
– Illustration by Norman Kelley
Omaha, Nebraska

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