Category Archives: Haiku Poem

ネブラスカ便り

Collaborative Haiku Poem – 蝉時雨 cicada noise cascades into the night restless feeling (Yoko version) 蝉時雨夜まで続く気忙しさ せみしぐれ よるまで つづく きぜわしさ (Yoko) cicada voice rends the silence of night grand chorus (Michiko) cicadas voice tear up the stillness night chorus (Michiko version) 蝉の声静けさを裂く大合唱 … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 甲府のカシオ

smart objects work between people dart stop steel robot dance (Ben version) フル稼働衝突避けて踊る鉄 ふる かどう しょうとつ さけて おどる てつ (Michiko version) ハイテクで業績アップ舞踏会 はいてく で ぎょうせき あっぷ ぶとうかい I went to visit a Casio factory. I was surprised because it had so many robots! There … Continue reading

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Fujisawa便り

(Yoko Kelley) those growling eyes the Nebuta Festival the spirit of Shonan (Nakamura Michiko) 瞼上げ湘南ねぶたの心意気 まぶた あげ しょうなん ねぶた の こころいき The 22nd Shonon Nebuta Festival was held at Mutsuai, a neighboring town of Zengyo. All characters drawn in Nebuta Dashimono (decorated … Continue reading

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Fujisawa便り

pedestrians are you in control of this city 歩行者が威張り散らすか此の町は ほこうしゃ が いばりちらす か この まち は In the city of Osaka, people crowd the streets just like in Fujisawa. Drivers blow their horns noisily and shout things like “crazy!” “idiot!” “where are … Continue reading

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Fujisawa便り

steep hill the young girls quickly 急斜面小娘どもがスタスタと きゅうしゃめん こむすめども が スタスタ と Collaborative Haiku Poem – Chay Schiller and Shuzo Nakamura – Illustration by Norman Kelley

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Fujisawa便り

Mt. Fuji seeing me off before work 富士山が出勤前のお見送り ふじさん が しゅっきん まえ の おみおくり When the air is clear, Mt. Fuji can be seen in sharp relief from the town of Zengyo. In the morning, people scurry off to the station with … Continue reading

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Fujisawa便り

Fuji mountain as we come from the station greeting us 富士の山駅を降りればお出迎え ふじ の やま えき を おりれば おでむかえ In the town of Zengyo, when emerging from steps at the train station, Mt. Fuji is directly ahead. Late in the afternoon, throngs of … Continue reading

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