Haiku Poem – 春を知らせる鯨

our gentle giant
breaching mother and calf
leaving us again

(Jim Woodhull)
うみ の きょかん さいご の おどり おげんきで

Spring has arrived in Hawaii! There are many signs that the winter season is done and that Spring has begun. Different flowers bloom and different fruits and vegetables can be seen in abundance in the stores here. The direction and speed of the winds change as do the surf conditions on the different sides of the islands. One sign that Spring is here is the returning of the whales to Alaska. They start arriving in Oahu around December and the peak season for seeing them is February and early March. Although they can still be seen during April, it is usually sporadic with an occasional sighting in May.


Collaborative Haiku Poem
Jim Woodhull
Japanese by Jim Woodhull and Nakamura Michiko
Photo by Jim
Honolulu, Hawaii
(編集長 美智子)

This entry was posted in Haiku Poem. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s