Haiku Poem – マウイ島で講義

forgotten era
walls hold many stories
whisper in the wind

(Jim Woodhull)
ぜん じだい うれしい おもいで かぜ に のる

I was very lucky to recently be able to go to Maui for two days for a scuba diving job. I was also very fortunate that the classroom portion of my job was held at the oldest hotel in Lahaina, the Pioneer Inn. The hotel opened in 1901. I also stayed there during my two days in Lahaina. Although the hotel has been modernized, there were many examples that it is an old building. The wooden floors would squeak in the classroom when everybody came in the room. The architecture is of an older time and there is even a nice smell to the building that almost says it is old. In my room the ceiling was very high and was graced by a beautiful fan. I couldn’t help thinking about all of the stories the walls could tell if they could talk!

 最近、プロのスキューバ ダイビング インストラクター候補生の為の仕事で二日間マウイに行ってきました。本当についています。また、スキューバダイビングの講義の部分は、ラハイナで最も古いホテル、パイオニア インで行ないました。幸運でした。ホテルは1901年に開業したもので、私はラハイナ滞在中、このホテルに泊まりました。このホテルは電気とか水道とかの設備は近代化されていますが、古さを示すものはいくつもありました。例えば、生徒達が教室に入って来る時、木製の床は、ミシミシ、きしむ音がしました。また、建物は古くても良い匂いがしました。天井はとても高く、美しい扇風機で飾られていました。もし壁が話せるなら、どんな話をするだろうなどと考えずにはいられませんでした。

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
(編集長 美智子)

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