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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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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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