Monday, January 12, 2015

San Francisco opens its Golden Gate

jhhymas photo
Haiku poets had a wonderful time when Dr. Akito Arima visited the San Francisco Bay area. Here, he is greeted by one of the original members of Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, Patricia J. Machmiller. 
In addition to the Golden Gate Bridge, the sea and the Bay, 
we visited Muir Woods to see the redwoods!

through the keyhole
the sea fog quietly
flows in

crossing the sea:
the poet's
blue summer hat

seaside dunes
stretch from the woman's
black winter gloves

These haiku are from Dr. Akito Arima's book,
Einstein's Century, Brooks Books, 2001.
The translations are by Emiko Miyashita and Lee Gurga. This book has been highly praised for the quality of the translations (which bring across so well the modernity of Dr. Arima's outlook)
and for the inclusion of the original Japanese as well as romaji.

1 comment:

  1. Delightful posts, and haiku, thank you!

    warmest regards,