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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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Haiku Poem – 宇宙船

space suit moon rock touch find Discovery (Ben Clark) 宇宙船月石触る夢うつつ うちゅうせん つき いし さわる ゆめ うつつ I visited a museum called the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum near Washington DC and saw an exhibition on things related to space. The space shuttle … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 観覧車

rotate up river scene spreads city view (Ben Clark) 川眺め観覧車から都会見る かわ ながめ かんらんしゃ から とかい みる Since I moved to Virginia, I could see a large Ferris Wheel on the other side of the Potomac River in Maryland. It is a big … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 記念碑

our soldiers flag raised high all remember (Ben version) 記念碑や兵士協力旗上げる きねんひ や へいし きょうりょく はた あげる (Michiko version) 秋晴れに国旗掲げる兵士たち あきばれ に こっき かかげる へいし たち Since tomorrow, November 11th, is Veteran’s Day, and today is the birthday for the United States Marines, I went … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – お月見

egg white hammer raise mochi round moon (Ben version) ゆで卵餅つきすると白い月 ゆで たまご もちつき する と しろい つき 餅つきや弁当食べて月が出た もちつき や べんとう たべて つき が でた (Michiko version) お月見や餅と卵で宵の秋 おつきみ や もち と たまごで よい の あき The last weekend in October, I went to a moon … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 能

first Noh actors art unmask now know (Ben version) 能楽や舞台輝くアイオワで のうがく や ぶたい かがやく アイオア で (Michiko version) アメリカで初鑑賞の能舞台 アメリカ で はつ かんしょう の のう ぶたい On a Saturday in Iowa, I went to Des Moines Grandview university to see a Noh performance for … Continue reading

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