Author Archives: BenClark

Haiku Poem – 秋のお土産

fall leaves vacuum truck arrives winter clean (Ben Clark) 秋土産冬のトラック落ち葉吸う あき みやげ ふゆ の トラック おちば すう I went home for Christmas and saw a special kind of truck. This truck sucks up fallen leaves. Since so many leaves fall from the … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 職場のロビー

flag beckons tree springs forth firm handshake (Ben Clark) 国旗振る上昇する木握手時 こっき ふる じょうしょうする き あくしゅ どき Christmas Day is a holiday in the United States. So, it is normal to see Christmas things in government buildings during the holiday time. In the … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – から揚げと焼き飯

fried rice seasonal colors mix edible gift (Ben Clark) 焼き飯やクリスマス色プレゼント やきめしや クリスマス いろ プレゼント I traveled to Iowa for Christmas. Instead of eating only American food, I decided to cook some fried rice and chicken karaage. First, I cut up broccoli, carrots … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – クリスマスライト

white stars cover Virginia trees Christmas nears (Ben Clark) 白い星木の枝かぶるクリスマス しろい ほし き の えだ かぶる クリスマス This week I took a picture of Christmas lights in Virginia. The lights were around a park. Since it was cold and dark, there were … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 音楽

playing music mood rises and falls never still (Ben Clark) 音楽や上がり下がり葉風で浮く おんがく や あがり さがり ば かぜ で うく I listen to different kinds of music. Of course, I hear music when shopping in stores, in the car when driving, and at … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 七面鳥

giving thanks goose is cooked tasty turkey (Ben Clark) 感謝祭七面鳥を焼き上げる かんしゃさい しちめんちょう を やきあげる This Thanksgiving I cooked a turkey by myself for the first time. When I bought the turkey it was frozen. The turkey weighed about 13 pounds. So, I … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 和太鼓

Japan club drum storm erupts Iowa stirs (Ben Clark) 和太鼓や嵐のように叩き出す わだいこ や あらし の よう に たたき だす Last spring, I saw a Japanese drum performance. The Japan America Society of Iowa invited the club from Grinnell college to play. The club … Continue reading

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