Category Archives: Haiku Poem

Haiku Poem – 座礁船

once a jewel now lies a broken wreck ravenous waves (Jim versiion) 座礁船朽ちた宝に踊る波 ざしょうせん くちた たから に おどる なみ (Michiko version) 極上の船体朽ちて波の餌 ごくじょう の せんたい くちて なみ の えさ flames lick the sky billowing putrid smoke her end is now here (Jim version) 閃いて粘る黒煙今日死ぬ日 ひらめいて ねばる こくえん きょう しぬ … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 神輿来た

roaring of sound gazing up like a child matsuri is here! (Jim version) 神輿来た子供になって大笑い みこし きた こども に なって おおわらい I have already written on how my first matsuri was the Aoi matsuri in Kyoto. It was a wonderful experience but my … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 秋風の吹く頃

soothing cool air gracing the country side forgets Tokyo (Jim version) 癒し風物陰田舎町忘れ いやしかぜ ものかげ いなか まちわすれ (Michiko version) 田園は一足先に秋の声 でんえんは ひとあしさきに あきのこえ Although my apartment was in Tokyo, I spent most of my time In Hadano for my job so I would be in … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 夏祭り

tsunami of sound rolling through the summer night matsuri time (Jim version) 祭り来た静けさ破る音津波 まつりきた しずけさ やぶる おとつなみ (Michiko version) 掛け声で町は沸き立つ夏祭り かけごえで まちは わきたつ なつまつり The first Matsuri that I experienced in Japan was the Aoi Matsuri in Kyoto so by the time that I … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 輝く浜辺

undulating waves foaming and splashing splendid seascape ひたひたと泡の織物砂の浜 ひたひた と あわ の おりもの すな の はま Green rolling hills with endless breathtaking coastal views and sweeping natural shorelines , pristine beaches untouched by highrises and commercial development, and perfect sunny days , … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 笑い声

winter brings cold rain the locals keep playing laughing loudly (Rebecca version) 雨と霧空まで届く笑い声 あめときり そらまでとどく わらいごえ (Michiko version) 笑い声冬空高く霧の雨 わらいごえ ふゆぞらたかく きりのあめ Winter on the Sunshine Coast of Australia: As it approaches the middle of winter the sub tropical feeling of the Sunshine Coast … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – ハワイの晩夏

days grow short north shore regains its power autumn is coming (Jim version) 長い影波が戻ったやはり秋 ながいかげ なみがもどった やはりあき (Michiko version) 秋近し大波もどるノースショア あき ちかし おおなみ もどる ノースショア Even though it is still just the middle of August, the Autumn season is quietly approaching. It is coming … Continue reading

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