Category Archives: Haiku Poem

Haiku Poem – 仕事の醍醐味

anticipation ringing laughter cuts the air new friendships bloom (Jim version) 船が待つ笑う夕風大満足 ふね が まつ わらう ゆうかぜ だいまんぞく (Michiko version) 笑い声空まで飛んだ良き出会い わらいごえ そらまで とんだ よき であい Recently on my sunset cruise job there was a very large group from Japan that had a private … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 海風の歌

burning orange sky night winds wash the deck worries melt away (Jim version) 燃える空夕風笑う踊る船 もえる そら ゆうかぜ わらう おどる ふね (Michiko version) さざ波に心を映す夕の船 さざなみ に こころ を うつす ゆう の ふね For me, when working on the sunset cruise boat tour there is a … Continue reading

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ネブラスカ便り

Collaborative Haiku Poem – 鳥の水浴び bathing birds sparkling particles of light early summer garden (Yoko version) 水浴びや羽ばたき響く初夏の庭 みずあびや はばたき ひびく しょか の にわ (Michiko version) 水遊び羽音も光る初夏の庭 みずあそび はおと も ひかる しょか の にわ When the temperature begins to climb, the saucer filled with water … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – インド旅行

four arrows poised stab loves breaking heart white mourns loss (Ben version) 悲しみの心に一突き嘆きの矢 かなしみの こころに ひとつき なげきの や (Michiko version) 4本の白い一突き嘆きの矢 よんほんの しろい ひとつき なげきの や In January of 2017, I took a trip to India. I discovered there is a historical background for … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 京都嵐山の竹林

green curtain sun creeps past towers bamboo forest (Ben version) ファンタジー太陽隠す竹林 ファンタジー たいよう かくす たけばやし (Michiko version) 青葉揺れ天使のはしご竹林 あおば ゆれ てんし の はしご たけばやし Kyoto has a place called Arashiyama with an amazing bamboo forest. The bamboo grow tall and straight. It seems like … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 京都の二条城

warrior castle moat surrounds tigers within floors roar (Ben version) 虎吠える水の尾守る二条城 とら ほえる みずのお まもる にじょうじょう (Michiko version) 将軍の仕掛け施す二条城 しょうぐん の しかけ ほどこす にじょうじょう The Nijo castle in Kyoto came from the Shogun era. It is a symbol of the warrior ethic. The castle … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 京都稲荷

Inari peak Kyoto spreads sun dips quiet grace (Ben version) お稲荷さん光を注ぐ望む町 おいなりさん ひかり を そそぐ のぞむ まち (Michiko version) 赤鳥居抜けて京都の夕の雲 あかとりい ぬけて きょうと の ゆうのくも From the top of Mount Inari, you can see the city of Kyoto as it spreads into the distance. It … Continue reading

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