Haiku Poem – 朝の海

early morning light
turtles welcome the new day
the timeless ocean

(Jim version)
あお うみがめ ゆっくり およぐ サンライズ

あさ の うみ ねむそうな かめ くつろげる

morning glow
waves welcome turtle
an Autumn day

(Michiko version)
あさやけ や かめ の せなか に あき の なみ

The fall season has arrived in Hawaii and one of the more obvious signs of the seasonal change is how the south shore is becoming very calm while the north shore is starting to get rougher conditions. One of the nicest tours that I get to drive is the sunrise tour. This takes place from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. The ocean is very calm and there are usually very few boats out that early so I often feel like it is my private ocean! This is the time of the day when dolphins are out and also there is always the good chance of seeing turtles on the surface. There are usually only about 10 customers at most so it is almost like a private tour. Even if there are no turtles or dolphins, the ocean is so beautiful and serene that it doesn’t matter.


Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Jim Woodhull
– Japanese by Jim Woodhull and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Jim
Honolulu, Hawaii
ジム ウッドハルさんは、サンライズ・ツアーの仕事を楽しんでいます。
秋の朝。亀は日の出を待って海面に現れました。(編集長 美智子)

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