Haiku Poem – ワイキキからお引っ越し

building island
quiet river crossing
sleep all night

(Scott Gardner)
ビル の まち はなれて ねむる かわ の いえ

Recently I moved from Waikiki to the other side of the Ala Wai. I lived in Waikiki for about 6 years. While it was fun and I enjoyed the beach and views, I grew tired of it. Starting at 5am were tour buses driving up and down the street. Throughout the day there are sirens, cars, and delivery trucks echoing off the buildings. During the day my apartment felt like an oven. At night there were always bums and drunk people yelling until 3am. I couldn’t take it anymore so I moved.  Now I am out of Waikiki and loving it. My new apartment is a little far from the beach but it is cool, quiet, and relaxing. There is an amazing breeze that keeps the apartment cool all day. It is so quiet I sleep the whole night and roosters wake me up in the morning. Additionally, I wake up to a spectacular view of Diamond Head and Honolulu.  I should have moved out of Waikiki a long time ago.


Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Scott Gardner
– Japanese by Scott Gardner and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Scott
Honolulu, Hawaii ハワイ州オアフ島ホノルル
(編集長 美智子)

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