Haiku Poem – アズキとカリン

little black ball
scared of her own shadow
our special guest

(Jim Woodhull)
こわがり や くろげ の ねこ は おきゃく さま

About 10 years ago when my wife and I lived in our previous apartment we found an abandoned kitten that looked just a few days old. We took her in and she immediately hid for about two days until she trusted she was in a safe place. She was jet black so we called her Azuki. She took a liking to me and would always follow me around and sleep on my bed at night. A couple years later we had to move and our new place wouldn’t accept pets so we gave Azuki to our friend. He has had her for about 4 years now and he needed to go back to Japan for a month and we agreed to take care of her while he is in Japan. Azuki has grown to be a very large cat! She hid for about 4 days and finally started coming out from her hiding place. She does not like our cat Karin and is finally getting to the point where she doesn’t fight her. She seems like she remembers me again and spends the whole day with me and at night sleeps at the foot of my bed!


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
スカイプで話しながらハイクポエムを作っています。(編集長 美智子)

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