Author Archives: JimWoodhull

Haiku Poem – 鯨(くじら)

gentle ocean king deadly pink warning sign silent shark waiting (Jim version) 息止める広がるピンクイタチ鮫 いき とめる ひろがる ぴんく いたちざめ (Michiko version) 水面下ピンクに染めるイタチザメ すいめんか ぴんく に そめる いたちざめ Just this past week I got a big surprise. I saw my first whale for the season! Usually … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 鯵(あじ)

bully of the sea sharks tremble in fear cold blank eyes (Jim version) 黒い影魚の波旬冷たい目 くろいかげ さかな の はじゅん つめたい め (Michiko version) アジ来ればサメも怯えるいじめっ子 あじ くれば さめ も おびえる いじめっこ Seeing the big Aji from either the submarine or when diving can be a breath … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 座礁船を沈める

execution day surprising wave of sadness a final salute (Jim version) 海が泣く最後の旅路魚待つ うみ が なく さいご の たびじ さかな まつ After many attempts the fishing boat was finally taken off very early in the morning before the tour boats came and it … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 空のプール

pool in the sky shimmering looking glass swimming in space (Jim version) 見下ろせば楽しい怖さ空プール みおろせば たのしいこわさ そら ぷーる (Kiko version) 天空で飛び魚になる夢願う てんくうで とびうお に なる ゆめ ねがう      My scuba diving customers were able to move into a new condominium that was recently was finished. … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – ハワイの虹

Hawaiian smile watercolors in the sky sweet eye candy (Jim version) 塗った空雨の尻尾ハワイです ぬったそら あめ の しっぽ はわい です (Kiko version) レインボー三本出たらラッキーです れいんぼー さんぼん でたら らっきー です During the end of November the weather has turned very cold for those who live in Hawaii. The … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 座礁船その後

scarred coral reef splashing waves eat her deck ocean bottom waits (Jim version) 白サンゴ傷負う漁船終の旅 しろさんご きずおう ぎょせん つい の たび (Michiko version) 暗礁の潮に洗われ住処待つ あんしょう の しお に あらわれ すみか まつ On November 13,another article appeared in the Hawaii Star Advertiser, the main paper in … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 座礁船

once a jewel now lies a broken wreck ravenous waves (Jim versiion) 座礁船朽ちた宝に踊る波 ざしょうせん くちた たから に おどる なみ (Michiko version) 極上の船体朽ちて波の餌 ごくじょう の せんたい くちて なみ の えさ flames lick the sky billowing putrid smoke her end is now here (Jim version) 閃いて粘る黒煙今日死ぬ日 ひらめいて ねばる こくえん きょう しぬ … Continue reading

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