Author Archives: ScottGardner

Haiku Poem – 弁当箱

pleasant surprise afternoon sightseeing loving bento box (Scott Gardner) お弁当終えてぶらぶらありがとう おべんとう おえて ぶらぶら ありがとう Recently my wife bought a nice lunch box for me. So of course, I have to bring lunch to work more often. At first, I was against it … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – オアフ島の表情

Oahu dreams perfect weather combinations 4 special areas (Scott Gardner) 夢のよう4つの天気オアフ島 ゆめ の よう よっつ の てんき オアフ とう The weather in San Diego is the best because I was born and raised there. Oahu’s weather is probably the second best in … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 走る喜び

bodies rejoice outside exercise everyday revitalizing life (Scott Gardner) 屋外を走る喜び活性化 おくがい を はしる よろこび かっせいか Recently I decided it was time to start losing the weight I gained during the COVID lockdowns. Running around the Ala Wai was getting boring, so I … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 私の職場

life events record hundreds of times a day impersonal processing (Scott Gardner) 証明書ネットの処理は味気ない しょうめいしょ ネット の しょり は あじけない The new corona virus has affected my work. My work hasn’t changed. I still have to go to the office. But the public … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 屋内活動

twice stuck inside parks and beaches close lockdown body grows (Scott Gardner) 屋内の活動増えて太くなる おくない の かつどう ふえて ふとく なる For the second time this year all parks, beaches, and pools are closed on Oahu. These days it is difficult to do … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 快適な生活

wide open sky long silent starry night sunrise wakes (Scott Gardner) 日が昇る窓を開ければ鳥の声 ひ が のぼる まど を あければ とり の こえ For 6 years, when I looked outside I was surrounded by tall buildings and concrete. The sky was nothing but a … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – マスク

good or bad everyone wears masks safe islands (Scott Gardner) 都市封鎖マスクの世間自由止む としふうさ マスク の せけん じゆう やむ Everyone wears masks these days and it is strange to me. In Japan everyone wears face masks all the time. On the street, on the … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – ワイキキからお引っ越し

building island quiet river crossing sleep all night (Scott Gardner) ビルの町離れて眠る川の家 ビル の まち はなれて ねむる かわ の いえ Recently I moved from Waikiki to the other side of the Ala Wai. I lived in Waikiki for about 6 years. While it … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 誰もいないワイキキ

giant planes arrive 30000 empty seats a day Waikiki ghost town (Scott Gatdner) 三万の乗客は減り今はゼロ さんまん の じょうきゃく は へり いま は ゼロ On a normal day there are 30,000 passenger arrivals in Honolulu. Majority of those people head to Waikiki. Waikiki is … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 新型コロナウイルス

stopping everyone stay 2m away social distancing (Scott Gardner) みな止まる会話の距離は2メートル みな とまる かいわ の きょり は 2メートル Hawaii was one of the last states to be hit by the corona virus. Now that it is officially here the State is moving fast … Continue reading

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