Category Archives: Haiku Poem

Haiku Poem – 島の西の山

brown west side puts on her green coat Winter is coming (Jim Woodhull) 西の山緑の上着冬が来る にし の やま みどり の うわぎ ふゆ が くる For the average person visiting Hawaii there may seem to be no seasons but if you live here for … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 試験官の仕事

nervous students focus all their energy a total success (Jim Woodhull) 緊張の生徒頑張る合格だ きんちょう の せいと がんばる ごうかくだ One of my jobs as a scuba diving Instructor is that of an Instructor Examiner. I test Instructor Candidates in what is usually a two … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – マウイ島で講義

forgotten era walls hold many stories whisper in the wind (Jim Woodhull) 前時代嬉しい思い出風に乗る ぜん じだい うれしい おもいで かぜ に のる I was very lucky to recently be able to go to Maui for two days for a scuba diving job. I was … Continue reading

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ネブラスカ便り

Collaborative Haiku Poem – アカオノスリ red-tailed hawk on the fence in backyard stands in fallen leaves (Yoko Kelley) 赤尾鷹落ち葉降り敷く庭に立つ あかおたか おちば ふり しく にわ に たつ Young hawks leave their nests in the fall and appear at unexpected places, such as people’s … 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 – がっかりした観光客

cloudy horizon greeted by closed signs maybe next year (Jim Woodhull) ツアーない灰色の雲また来年 ツアー ない はいいろ の くも また らいねん Hawaii has finally started opening up to tourists from the mainland and although I am happy to see them come back I also … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 雲の知らせ

billowy clouds paint the Hawaiian skies soon to be winter (Jim Woodhull) 冬の色雲の知らせで空を塗る ふゆ の いろ くも の しらせ で そら を ぬる The month of October is slowly coming to an end and as Hawaii heads towards winter the changes of … Continue reading

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ネブラスカ便り

Collaborative Haiku Poem – ポリネイターガーデン flowers and insects helping each other pollinator garden (Yoko Kelley) 花と虫持ちつ持たれつ助け合い はな と むし もちつ もたれつ たすけあい This summer, flowers grew very well, much better than in previous years, and the number of insects, particularly bees, increased … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – また会いましょう

moving day is near my silly little shadow see you again (Jim Woodhull) あずきちゃん家族のままでまた会おう あずき ちゃん かぞく の まま で また あおう For a little over a month my wife and I have been taking care of our friend’s cat which actually … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 献血所

beds now empty searching for volunteers blood donations (Jim Woodhull) 献血所また増えてきた空きベッド けんけつしょ また ふえて きた あき ベッド When the first lockdown in Hawaii happened around April, the rules were very strict and there were few places that people were allowed to go … Continue reading

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