Haiku Poem – 波と船

riding the waves
washing machine spin cycle
ready to go!

(Jim version)
うず を まく せんたくき の なか ゆうらんせん

(Michiko version)
きまぐれな なみ を のりこえ ふね は ゆく

In the beginning of July, the ocean has been very rough on the south side of Oahu. Whenever there are strong trade winds which generally come from the North East and a strong current going the opposite direction such as a Diamond Head current then it is very rough. In my submarine job I tell everybody that the best place to sit is on the top deck in the middle and that after the submarine descends past 10 meters or 30 feet it becomes very calm. Unfortunately on the surface, the submarine is like being in a washing machine! Sometimes many customers get sea sick!


Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Jim Woodhull
– Japanese by Jim Woodhull and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Jim
Honolulu, Hawaii ハワイ州オアフ島ホノルル
ジム ウッドハルさんは、観光潜水艦の仕事をしています。
(編集長 美智子)

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