Category Archives: Haiku Poem

Haiku Poem – アイオワの日米協会

taste sake Japan meets Iowa bag victory (Ben-version) イベントで当ったかばん酒の味 いべんと で あたった かばん さけ の あじ (Michiko version) 日の丸のバッグ当った酒の会 ひのまる の ばっぐ あたった さけ の かい Recently, I went to an interesting event. The event was hosted by the Japan America Society of Iowa. … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 嵐と亀

storm’s signature plastic scarring the ocean turtles be careful! (Jim version) ごみ畑嵐の残り亀の毒 ごみ ばたけ あらし の のこり かめ の どく (Michiko version) 嵐去り亀に有害ごみの群れ あらし さり かめ に ゆうがい ごみ の むれ Hurricane season is now in upon us in Hawaii. There have already been … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 虹の州ハワイ

rains vibrant tail streak across the sky Hawaiian seal (Jim version) 雨上がり空もにっこり虹パワー あめあがり そら も にっこり にじ ぱわー (Michiko version) 雨上がり島を彩る空の橋 あめあがり しま を いろどる そら の はし Although rainbows can be see all year around in Hawaii, I think that rainbows are much … Continue reading

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ネブラスカ便り

Collaborative Haiku Poem – 初雪と大停電 the first snowfall power outage everywhere short-lived joy (Yoko version) 初雪を喜ぶ間もなし大停電 はつゆき を よろこぶ まもなし だいていでん Autumn snow gathers weight on trees power blackout (Michiko version) 大停電木の葉に積もる秋の雪 だいていでん このは に つもる あきのゆき On October 14, we had the first … Continue reading

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ネブラスカ便り

Collaborative Haiku Poem – えぞ松と窓 a blue spruce cut and removed two windows in the shadow (Yoko version) 蝦夷松を倒して気付く窓2つ えぞまつ を たおして きづく まど ふたつ hide-and-seek after old pine tree two windows (Michiko version) 窓ふたつ古木の裏にかくれんぼ まど ふたつ こぼく の うら に かくれんぼ A blue … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – ハワイのシンボル

Hawaiian symbol Diamond Head watches over Oahu’s ocean (Jim version) 空の下オアフの顔は海臨む そらのした オアフの かおは うみ のぞむ (Michiko version) 岩の山レアヒは守るオアフ島 いわのやま レアヒは まもる オアフとう In some of my previous Haiku poems I have used the changing of the seasons in Hawaii as a theme. As … Continue reading

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ネブラスカ便り

Collaborative Haiku Poem – リスとひまわり squirrels scurry sunflower seeds ripening (Yoko version) 栗鼠駆けるひまわりの種熟しおり りすかける ひまわり の たね じゅくしおり squirrel run up to sunflower seeds preparation for winter (Michiko version) 冬支度ひまわりの実にリス遊ぶ ふゆじたく ひまわり の み に りすあそぶ A sunflower named “mammoth” grew vigorously reaching very … Continue reading

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