Author Archives: JimWoodhull

Haiku Poem – 冬の満月

playing cat and mouse across the Hawaiian sky who is chasing who? (Jim Woodhull) 日が沈み追いかけてくる白い月 ひ が しずみ おいかけて くる しろい つき The sunset tour is usually the last tour of the day. The tour lasts 1.5 hours so not only do … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 日没のヨット

giant yellow orb sailing in the distance embellish the sight (Jim Woodhull) 一隻で輝きの増すサンセット いっせき で かがやき の ます サンセット When I have my sun set tours the main reason is of course to see a beautiful sunset. There is always the chance … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 私の右腕

my extra eyes making sure the way is clear safe sailing (Jim Woodhull) 前方を見守る船に波静か ぜんぽう を みまもる ふね に なみ しずか One of the nicest things about my job driving the glass bottom boat is that I get to work with my … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 島の西の山

brown west side puts on her green coat Winter is coming (Jim Woodhull) 西の山緑の上着冬が来る にし の やま みどり の うわぎ ふゆ が くる For the average person visiting Hawaii there may seem to be no seasons but if you live here for … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 試験官の仕事

nervous students focus all their energy a total success (Jim Woodhull) 緊張の生徒頑張る合格だ きんちょう の せいと がんばる ごうかくだ One of my jobs as a scuba diving Instructor is that of an Instructor Examiner. I test Instructor Candidates in what is usually a two … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – マウイ島で講義

forgotten era walls hold many stories whisper in the wind (Jim Woodhull) 前時代嬉しい思い出風に乗る ぜん じだい うれしい おもいで かぜ に のる I was very lucky to recently be able to go to Maui for two days for a scuba diving job. I was … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – がっかりした観光客

cloudy horizon greeted by closed signs maybe next year (Jim Woodhull) ツアーない灰色の雲また来年 ツアー ない はいいろ の くも また らいねん Hawaii has finally started opening up to tourists from the mainland and although I am happy to see them come back I also … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 雲の知らせ

billowy clouds paint the Hawaiian skies soon to be winter (Jim Woodhull) 冬の色雲の知らせで空を塗る ふゆ の いろ くも の しらせ で そら を ぬる The month of October is slowly coming to an end and as Hawaii heads towards winter the changes of … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – また会いましょう

moving day is near my silly little shadow see you again (Jim Woodhull) あずきちゃん家族のままでまた会おう あずき ちゃん かぞく の まま で また あおう For a little over a month my wife and I have been taking care of our friend’s cat which actually … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 献血所

beds now empty searching for volunteers blood donations (Jim Woodhull) 献血所また増えてきた空きベッド けんけつしょ また ふえて きた あき ベッド When the first lockdown in Hawaii happened around April, the rules were very strict and there were few places that people were allowed to go … Continue reading

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