Haiku Poem – 更に厳しい規制

traffic lights stare
at empty streets below
quiet Waikiki

(Jim Woodhull)
からっぽ の しゃどう を てらす しんごうき

Because of the recent rise in the Covid virus the State of Hawaii will go into a 2 week shut down starting on August 26 and going for 2 weeks. If the cases do not fall by that time then the lock down will be extended until they do fall. On August 24th I was in Waikiki and even though the lock down had not begun, what is usually a very busy time for Waikiki was the exact opposite.

 最近、再び、コビッドウイルスの感染者が増えてきました。ハワイ州は、8月26日からロックダウンを実施することになりました。期間は2週間です。その間に減らない場合は、ロックダウンは延長されます。 8月24日に、私はワイキキへ行きました。まだ、ロックダウンは始まっていなかったのですが、道路は空いていました。いつもなら、8月は一番混む時期ですが、今は正反対です。

Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Jim Woodhull
– Japanese by Jim Woodhull and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Jim
Honolulu, Hawaii ハワイ州オアフ島ホノルル
ジム ウッドハルさんは、今週、夕方のワイキキを見てきました。
スカイプで話しながらハイクポエムを作っています。(編集長 美智子)

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ナコスファミリーのレベッカ ロガンさんからメールがきました。
南半球のオーストラリア、今は冬です。(編集長 美智子)

The other week when Bali and I were in Canberra we took a visit to the Commonwealth Parliament House. This is where the politicians for the federal (nation-wide) government meet to propose and to vote on new laws that are proposed . Our Australian system of government is a lot like England. We have a bicameral upper house and lower house like England’s House of Lords and House of Commons. These houses represent both Australia wide broken up into equal divisions of approximately 100000 people each senator in the Lower House and the Upper House represents the states with the same amount of Senators for each state ( 5 senators I believe) and the two smaller territories in Australia have two senators each. When I graduate I would like to work as a lawyer contributing in some way to the governing of Australia at Parliament House.


Australia オーストラリア
– Rebecca Rogan レベッカ ロガン

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Collaborative Haiku Poem – 群れなす蝶々

teeming over flowers
a happy scene

(Yoko Kelley)
まいあそぶ ちょうちょう の むれ ひとあんど

A bunch of butterflies fly up every time you walk by the flower gardens. I haven’t experienced that scene for some time. After 10 years living at the present place, we are able to witness the scene. Ever since we learned about the decrease in butterflies and honeybees, we have tried several things to help stop the decline. We have come to the conclusion that it is best to offer food and a place for them to lay eggs, and leave everything else to nature. One thing we found is that they like purple flowers grown densely. A few butterflies are seen for the first time. More swallowtails would be nicer!


Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Yoko Kelley
– Illustration by Norman Kelley
Omaha, Nebraska ネブラスカ州オマハ市

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Baba-san’s homemade red perilla juice is very delicious!
Zengyo, Fujisawa-city

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Haiku Poem – 厳しい規制

Waikiki beach
a deafening silence
covers the land

(Jim Woodhull)
また かくり うみ で ただよう かぜ の おと

On Saturday, August 8 Hawaii’s Covid Virus restrictions went back to being much more strict since the number of infected cases has gone up. Along with an extension of the 2 week quarantine for people coming into Hawaii the inter island quarantine for two weeks is also back. All beaches, parks and their parking lots are closed along with hiking trails, bars and other operations not considered essential. This will continue until September 5 and then will be either continued or ended. It is OK to go swimming as long as you do not wait on the beach. In one week over 1300 citations have been given!


Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Jim Woodhull
– Japanese by Jim Woodhull and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Jim
Honolulu, Hawaii ハワイ州オアフ島ホノルル
ジム ウッドハルさんは、朝6時と昼、ワイキキビーチを見てきました。
スカイプで話しながらハイクポエムを作っています。(編集長 美智子)

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江ノ島のGallery & Cafe Gigiでグループ展を見ました。
We went to Enoshima to see sculpture exhibition at Gallery & Cafe Gigi. We had a good time.
Enoshima, Fujisawa-city

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Haiku Poem – 屋内活動

twice stuck inside
parks and beaches close
lockdown body grows

(Scott Gardner)
おくない の かつどう ふえて ふとく なる

For the second time this year all parks, beaches, and pools are closed on Oahu. These days it is difficult to do outdoor activities. You cannot play basketball, soccer, or baseball. You cannot swim in a pool or sit on the beach. As a result, a new popular trend was created. Instead of playing outside people are gaining weight. Sadly, I am part of the new trend. I went from 88.5Kg to 104.5kg in 6 months. =(

 オアフ島のすべての公園、ビーチ、プールは閉鎖されます。今年2回目です。最近、屋外での活動が難しくなりました。バスケットボール、サッカー、野球はできません。また、プールで泳いだり、ビーチに座ったりすることもできません。その結果、大はやりの新しいトレンドが生まれました。外で遊ぶ代わりに、みんなの体重が増えていることです。残念なことに、私は新しいトレンドに当てはまります。 6ヶ月で、88.5キロから104.5キロになりました。

Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Scott Gardner
– Japanese by Scott Gardner and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Scott
Honolulu, Hawaii ハワイ州オアフ島ホノルル
スコット ガードナーさんは運動不足で太りました。
(編集長 美智子)

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This is today’s Mt.Fuji. ZengyoFuji in our town. It’s about 6:50pm in August 11th, 2020.
Zengyo, Fujisawa-city

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The GreenHouse in Zengyo was renovated. This building is 88-year old. It’s one of the historical buildings in Fujisawa-city.
Zengyo, Fujisawa-city

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きょうから はちがつです。はちがつ ついたち。

しょちゅう おみまい もうしあげます。
Zengyo, Fujisawa-city
– Michiko

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