Author Archives: JimWoodhull

Haiku Poem – ひとで

jet black starfish transform the sea floor gone in a flash (Jim version) 黒い星ヒトデの祭り消え去った くろい ほし ひとで の まつり きえさった (Michiko version) 海底に瞬く星座夢うつつ かいてい に またたく せいざ ゆめうつつ The end of July and the month of August is usually the hottest time of the … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 祇園祭

(Jim Woodhull) standing room only moving together as one a Kyoto smile (Kiko Woodhull) 辻回し汗が飛び散る京の夏 つじまわし あせ が とびちる きょう の なつ My wife was born in Kyoto and also grew up there. In Kyoto there is the Gion festival which is … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 仕事の醍醐味

anticipation ringing laughter cuts the air new friendships bloom (Jim version) 船が待つ笑う夕風大満足 ふね が まつ わらう ゆうかぜ だいまんぞく (Michiko version) 笑い声空まで飛んだ良き出会い わらいごえ そらまで とんだ よき であい Recently on my sunset cruise job there was a very large group from Japan that had a private … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 海風の歌

burning orange sky night winds wash the deck worries melt away (Jim version) 燃える空夕風笑う踊る船 もえる そら ゆうかぜ わらう おどる ふね (Michiko version) さざ波に心を映す夕の船 さざなみ に こころ を うつす ゆう の ふね For me, when working on the sunset cruise boat tour there is a … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 豪華船

floating palace dripping splendor and awe adventure waits (Jim version) 冒険心動く豪邸波の上 ぼうけんしん うごく ごうてい なみ の うえ (Michiko version) 豪華船心ゆくまで仮住まい ごうかせん こころ ゆく まで かりずまい At least once a week there will be a cruise ship in Honolulu harbor. Sometimes the ships are on … Continue reading

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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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