Haiku Poem – 島の西の山

brown west side
puts on her green coat
Winter is coming

(Jim Woodhull)
西の山緑の上着冬が来る
にし の やま みどり の うわぎ ふゆ が くる

For the average person visiting Hawaii there may seem to be no seasons but if you live here for at least one whole year it is easy to see the differences in the seasons although they are not as extreme as in other places. One of the differences that is very obvious is how the color of the mountain sides change between the summer and winter. The west side of Oahu is very dry. There are often bush fires in the summer but as winter approaches there is more rain and the mountain sides go from brown to a very beautiful green. Just seeing a picture of the mountains it is easy to say what season it was taken.

 ハワイを訪れる普通の人は、ハワイの季節は一年中同じだと思っているかも知れません。しかし、ハワイに少なくとも1年住めば、他の所ほど極端ではありませんが季節の違いを簡単に確認できます。はっきりした違いの一つは、夏と冬で山腹の色がどのように変化するかです。夏のオアフ島西部はとても乾燥します。そして山火事が頻繁に発生します。しかし、冬が近づくにつれて雨が多くなり、山の側面は茶色から非常に美しい緑に変わります。山の写真を見るだけで、どの季節に撮られたか、すぐに分かります。

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
オアフ島の西部、ワイアナエ地区の山脈です。
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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