Author Archives: ScottGardner

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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Haiku Poem – 熱帯の果実

mountain paths yellow ornaments in trees pink surprise (Scott Gardner) 山歩き水菓子実る黄色い木 やま あるき みずがし みのる きいろい き There are many types of fruits in Hawaii. Two of my favorite are Passion Fruit and Guava. Passion Fruit is a reddish, round, fruit that … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – モペットで通勤

parking game time, money, frustration moped champion (Scott Gardner) バイク勝つ路駐の競技楽勝よ バイク かつ ろちゅう の きょうぎ らくしょう よ About 7 years ago my car was stolen. While I was sad, I was also glad. Because I live in the city I didn’t really … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 虹に想う

bygone days shining in memories missing rainbow (Scott Gardner) 遠い日の思い出光る永久の虹 とおいひ の おもいで ひかる とわ の にじ When you see someone you miss, everything is puppy dogs and rainbows. That feeling continues to grow but one day disappears. Changed forever, the memories … Continue reading

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