Author Archives: JimWoodhull

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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Haiku Poem – 神輿来た

roaring of sound gazing up like a child matsuri is here! (Jim version) 神輿来た子供になって大笑い みこし きた こども に なって おおわらい I have already written on how my first matsuri was the Aoi matsuri in Kyoto. It was a wonderful experience but my … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 秋風の吹く頃

soothing cool air gracing the country side forgets Tokyo (Jim version) 癒し風物陰田舎町忘れ いやしかぜ ものかげ いなか まちわすれ (Michiko version) 田園は一足先に秋の声 でんえんは ひとあしさきに あきのこえ Although my apartment was in Tokyo, I spent most of my time In Hadano for my job so I would be in … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 夏祭り

tsunami of sound rolling through the summer night matsuri time (Jim version) 祭り来た静けさ破る音津波 まつりきた しずけさ やぶる おとつなみ (Michiko version) 掛け声で町は沸き立つ夏祭り かけごえで まちは わきたつ なつまつり The first Matsuri that I experienced in Japan was the Aoi Matsuri in Kyoto so by the time that I … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – ハワイの晩夏

days grow short north shore regains its power autumn is coming (Jim version) 長い影波が戻ったやはり秋 ながいかげ なみがもどった やはりあき (Michiko version) 秋近し大波もどるノースショア あき ちかし おおなみ もどる ノースショア Even though it is still just the middle of August, the Autumn season is quietly approaching. It is coming … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 出勤依頼

days fall like leaves cell phone screams out its warning no day off for you! (Jim version) 大仕事電話が叫ぶ休みない おおしごと でんわがさけぶ やすみない (Michiko version) 電話鳴りボスの懇願休み飛ぶ でんわなり ボスのこんがん やすみとぶ Lately at my job there has been only two Japanese speakers so even though it is not … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 秦野の富士山

my morning routine searching through the morning light ahh my Fuji san! (Jim version) 荷物積む見えるでしょうかああ富士山 にもつつむ みえるでしょうか ああふじさん (Kiko version) 暑き日に木陰に入り富士仰ぐ あつきひに こかげ に はいり ふじあおぐ (Shuzo version) 富士山を今日も見たくて家を出る ふじさんを きょうも みたくて いえをでる One of my favorite memories of living and working in Hadano was that … Continue reading

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