Haiku Poem – ハワイの秋

blanket of darkness
grudgingly lifts her veil
autumn’s morning

(Jim version)
よる の とばり のろのろ とける あき の あさ

(Michiko version)
あけ の そら ためらいがち に あき の かぜ

November has just arrived and Autumn has come to Hawaii. In previous Haikus I have talked about the advantage of living in Hawaii at least a year before one can tell the subtle changes that take place. A couple obvious changes for me are that it stays darker longer in the morning and gets darker earlier in the evening. In the Autumn it starts getting lighter about 6:45 in the morning compared to about an hour earlier in the summer. By 5:30 in the evening it starts to get darker while in the Summer it is still light out at 7:00 in the evening. Another changes is that it is cooler in the morning and in the evening but still can be hot during the day. I ride my bike to work and back every day so this is something that I notice right away.

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

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