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Haiku Poem – 血小板の献血

the blood donor’s bed long glistening needle grateful mothers (Jim version) 長い針母子を助ける献血日 ながい はり ぼし を たすける けんけつ び (Michiko version) 長い針怯え忘れて献血日 ながい はり おびえ わすれて けんけつ び For the past 10 years or so I have been giving blood platelets in a process … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – ハワイの秋

blanket of darkness grudgingly lifts her veil autumn’s morning (Jim version) 夜の帳のろのろ溶ける秋の朝 よる の とばり のろのろ とける あき の あさ (Michiko version) 明けの空ためらいがちに秋の風 あけ の そら ためらいがち に あき の かぜ November has just arrived and Autumn has come to Hawaii. In previous Haikus … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 嵐と亀

storm’s signature plastic scarring the ocean turtles be careful! (Jim version) ごみ畑嵐の残り亀の毒 ごみ ばたけ あらし の のこり かめ の どく (Michiko version) 嵐去り亀に有害ごみの群れ あらし さり かめ に ゆうがい ごみ の むれ Hurricane season is now in upon us in Hawaii. There have already been … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 虹の州ハワイ

rains vibrant tail streak across the sky Hawaiian seal (Jim version) 雨上がり空もにっこり虹パワー あめあがり そら も にっこり にじ ぱわー (Michiko version) 雨上がり島を彩る空の橋 あめあがり しま を いろどる そら の はし Although rainbows can be see all year around in Hawaii, I think that rainbows are much … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – ハワイのシンボル

Hawaiian symbol Diamond Head watches over Oahu’s ocean (Jim version) 空の下オアフの顔は海臨む そらのした オアフの かおは うみ のぞむ (Michiko version) 岩の山レアヒは守るオアフ島 いわのやま レアヒは まもる オアフとう In some of my previous Haiku poems I have used the changing of the seasons in Hawaii as a theme. As … Continue reading

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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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