Friday, February 27, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

St. Damien De Veuster

Aloha... Inspiration from Father Damien

St. Damien De Veuster

Across the pond from Belgium 1873
The little nest, Kalapapa, safe haven would be
A task so noble simple acts of kindness
A time before global, heartless, and mindless

Duty and service in the despair of banish
A kind heart arrived never to vanish
Epidemic in a land so scenic and blue
Father Damien De Veuster cared for you

In service to the people with nerves of steel
When a sail to Molokai had no broad appeal
Acrosss the vast where truthful winds blow
The seas rise and ebb they already know

Molokai monastery Ecclesiast
From across the sea came help at last
Canonization trickles along meager path
In 1873 to fight Hanson's wrath

Now a date is set at St. Peter's Square
October 11th the world meets you there
Father Damien De Veuster now forever told
Homeland Hawaii across the wet and cold

A simple hero in his own time
A sainthood now to carry a chime
Heroic service reveals no squalor
To go alone in silence and valor

Bells will toll in a Belgium Mission
For a life of toil with banished victims
Try to sense the hope as it rises
For love embodies all shapes and sizes

Arrive at the moment with faith on display
Bridge a divide beyond a feeling of grave
Elevating life is no illusion
Among the suffering with warmth so human

Now in far away landsvof St. Peter Square
St. Damien finds beloved Hawaiians even there
Back in Kalaupapa hallow the ground
Home village Molokai love and joy abound

Hawaii Photo Poetry

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Maui Community College Smithsonian Exhibit

Key Ingredients: America by Food

Smithsonian exhibit viewed from the outside of Maui Community College media center lobby.

Smithsonian comes to Maui

Patricia Adams welcomes guests and dignitaries to the exhibition Key Ingredients: America by Food.
The Smithsonian Institution and the Hawai'i Council of the Humanities brought the exibit to Maui Community College.

Aloha Presidents Day

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine Limerick

Aloha Writers,

St. Patrick's Day is March 17! Here is a little
warm-up I wrote this morning on beautiful Maui.

Maui the Cat

In cursive to his beloved cat,Maui
Wrote verses the poet,Howie
Every time a new line
Rhymed with feline
Maui chimed in, "Meowi Wowie"

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Valentine Weekend!

This tropical hibiscus flower inspires today's poem. Enjoy!

Twilight Swords

Back it up then shack it
Even devils cry at your eyes
So striking visually striking
Tugging at your disguise

Tears melt on a face
Bound to be good to understand
Go deep to try to break a heartache
So striking to be a man

So striking so visually striking
Ever waiting then to waste it
Striking so visually striking
Never ever to taste it

Twilight swords gave all you had
To be the master of good and bad
In that house you did your harm
Inside the fogs on hazy farm

So striking so visually striking
You were close enough to taste it
You were striking oh so striking
Twilight swords only waste it

Tropical Photo Poems

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Wild Duck

Aloha Photo Writers,
This wild mallard cruised near Hilton Hawaiian Village. The photo set with green background gives the strolling duck more power as an image. Let's write with this idea today. Enjoy!

Can We Kiss Tonight

Whipsaw work relentless fences
Right minded artists anger in time
Total pretend mode darkness abodes
Can we kiss tonight

Soldier on, not necessarily militarily
Perception of weapons feels like home
Interims massacre in famous light
Can we kiss tonight

Patrolled coasts captivation Goddess
Searchable sites attention to spans
Catapulted catastrophes come away stray
Can we kiss tonight

Interred messages gone with no history
Vacationing back to resorts of silence
Just in time for justice to climb, now
Can we kiss tonight