Haiku Poem – 台風の準備

weaving their way
boats bouncing back and forth
hurricanes are near

(Jim version)
あらし くる やきもき しゃいん ふね じゅんび

(Michiko version)
なみ うねる あらし の まえ に そなえ あり

The first week of August Hawaii will have three hurricanes coming towards the islands. Of the three, only one will get close while the other two will be fairly far away. Even though they may be far from Hawaii, there will still be some windy days with bad ocean conditions. If the one hurricane gets too close then there are certain preparations that have to be done. For the submarines, they are actually sunk a foot or two under water. For the big shuttle boat and tug boats there are many lines put on them to keep them stationary in the event that the winds are really strong. This will be the same for the glass bottom boat that I work at. Another option is to take the boat out of water but if there is no good area to store it in then it is better off to leave it in the water.


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 ウッドハルさんはワイキキの遊覧船の船長さんです。
(編集長 美智子)

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