Author Archives: JimWoodhull

Haiku Poem – 私のダイビング

handle with care ocean’s siren call new divers born (Jim version) 刺激的海の誘惑新ダイバー しげきてき うみ の ゆうわく しんダイバー (Michiko version) 憧れて用意周到ダイバーに あこがれて ようい しゅうとう ダイバーに One of the things in my life that I am so very thankful for is that I was able to … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – ハワイ呼ぶ

playground by the sea gentle winds caress the land my home Hawaii (Jim version) 海が待ついつもそよ風ハワイ呼ぶ うみ が まつ いつも そよかぜ はわい よぶ (Michiko version) 島々に風の挨拶アロハ州 しまじま に かぜ の あいさつ あろは しゅう I am very fortunate to have been able to travel all over … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – さよなら鯨さん

seeing the last jump Alaskan waters await see you next year (Jim version) アラスカへ旅立つジャンプまた来年 アラスカへ たびだつジャンプ またらいねん (Michiko version) 水しぶき一つ残して海の旅 みずしぶき ひとつのこして うみのたび I was very, very fortunate that on the last day of the Whale watching tours I saw a whale breach! There … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 劇的な変貌

waiting cocoon wheels of progress turn building emerges (Jim version) 休閑地見る見るうちに新仕組み きゅうかんち みるみるうちに しんしくみ (Michiko version) 待ちわびて古びた土地は様変わり まちわびて ふるびた とち は さまがわり Next to the Ala Moana shopping center there is the Ward shopping center and the Ward theater complex. The ward theaters was … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – ワード地区の変貌

sun dried pavement beauty rises from the dust new tourist mecca (Jim version) 放置されついに一新蘇生です! ほうちされ ついに いっしん そせいです (Michiko first version) 荒れた地所変貌遂げて街開き あれた ちしょ へんぼう とげて まちびらき When I moved to Oahu over 31 years ago there was an area that was mainly old … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – ジンベイザメ

gracefully swimming misnamed gentle giant ocean’s prince (Jim version) 特殊客優しい巨漢鮫でしょう とくしゅきゃく やさしい きょかん さめでしょう (Michiko version) いかつい名もらって軽い身のこなし いかつい な もらって かるい み の こなし In the 31 years that I have lived and dove in Hawaii I have only seen a whale shark one time. That … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 海底の飛行機

giant silver bird forever on the runway swimming passengers (Jim version) 銀の鳥ファーストクラスは浪人鯵 ぎん の とり ファーストクラス は ろうにんあじ (Michiko version) ターミナル魚を乗せた銀の鳥 ターミナル さかな を のせた ぎん の とり In 1989 Mid Pacific Airlines, an inter island carrier, went out of business. Atlantis bought two … Continue reading

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