Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Still Waters

Aloha Poets,
Still waters inspires today. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hawaii Photo Poems

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Technorati 53UYGX8XPDSZ inspires today. Enjoy!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

flash fiction

Aloha poets,
Flash fiction from my novel,"The Outpost," inspires today. Enjoy!

... rustle in the tall Banyan quickens the heart, in the mist a distant echo of giant trees. Haunched in the shadows, fresh perceptions open to the faint percussion sounds on the jungle floor.

She is a young creature less than a year old, her scent exotic, pheromones a prelude to heated battle. She is beyond sensual. Her nakedness didn't matter to the jungle. Blood in the shadows primal against any intruder of territory. Claws razor sharp, and white teeth the only discernible signals, if signals at all. Her athletic musculature contorts, eyes embroiling for attack, a noble beast imbedded with nature's most direct order. Tonight she carries the sound of the hunter--silence, teeth shown, claws erect, survival's final solution.
No time exists now. Instinctive hormonal rage, this meeting an inevitable crossroad of the evolutionary trail. She is art in motion. Fine tuned by eons of genetic connections, an intrinsic balance between available oxygen and gravitational detriment. She has nothing to learn. Her skills are all here--the same genes offered by the very trees that hid her and--the ones given her by someone, or something else.

Her eyes shift now, looking for a passionate kill. There would be no division of urge, an ancient directive-- pure focus. Tonight it would be...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tropical Fuzzy

Aloha Poets,
Tropical fuzzy inspires today's poem. Enjoy!

Sod Rain Inroads

Souped up shark fin on new china
Braised blue fin across Mariana
As wildlife vie in short order
Fins race wild out to all quarter

Under vast water cataclysm fools
Where sharks are tossed cynicism cools
Recent days frozen slow to movement
Species on prison tray improvement

In kind the world needs a new safari
Yet so far holds off high ground to party
Farmers stalk nations stark to move in
Boosting searchlight on shark and blue fin

Left alone out there on the edge
Swimming free over Mariana ledge
Nice new china soup du jour fin taste
A vast open water under sea of waste

Songs in saltwater have made great strides
Summer satiation whale soup palette slides
Chef joyful in forts overlook hunger's cliff
Rain forest roosters crowed even for the deaf

Technology fishes for neon signs
As blue and shark fin crosses lines
Curious exchange in tastes for the hunt
Poor island nations forged to be blunt

Shark and blue fin so far and few
Times for demand even now spawn anew
Journey together for safe passage through
Sharks all alone in swims for the blue

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Waikiki Breaks

Aloha Poets,
Flash fiction inspires today. Excerpt from my novel, "The Outpost." Enjoy!

Inside the lab station, Dr. Cooper feels the pressures of the day mount. “Just an urge,” he thinks. The directive of ancient genes skillfully crafted by unknown forces.
Training had prepared him for gene mechanics, but something was different here. Genetic codes, DNA, gene expression, and proteins of primal genes usually follow predictable patterns in gel boxes. He looks again.
“Tamperings." This would be the last word to emerge from his consciousness for awhile.

Cooper looks over at Suzi, in sleep mode for the night. Why is she so remote, so distant, so inner directed as if preoccupied with her own Abysma program? For the past week--and mostly today--Suzi's photovoltaic tints are a sharper blue. Her scanners focused a little more. Auras drift, sporadically, from her lab bench. For a second he wants to check her monitors--not to doubt her day's activity, he could never do that--but to free himself from the laboratory, to be free to go outside again, into the jungle, even for a moment.

The back door of the research station opens into the night. Cooper steps out, feels the cool chill and follows an ancient trail through the glade of Banyans leading beyond to the mountain. There are no tracks this low in the jungle. He wouldn't find them until he was further up the mountain.

Smooth mists lift off the tops of the jungle canopy into a clear moonlit night. The shadow of the lab building fades as Cooper makes his way further into the the darkness. He hears no life in the trees. Only the song of distant waterfalls and the wispy sound of the wind. As a coolness settles onto the shadows, the jungle floor darkens again.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cloud Bank Waikiki

Aloha Poets,
Cloud bank Waikiki inspires today. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tropical Photo Poems

Purple Cools

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Purple cools inspire today's poem, Enjoy!

Soft Fields of Sod

Influential thoughts stop by of late
Binges singe beyond safety's cool gate
Shadowy prayers offer to be sunnier at heart
To foster a fresher parenting from the start

Entertainment the school asks if anyone is there
As wishful thinkers sink into their daily player
That village feel came long after a lonely birth
Attractions give way to a public wide girth

Is it fair to discount those who attend the fair?
Finding vision's mystery under dirt sod there
Allegations fester in river of grand a riddle
Families cruising grounds for a cake on a griddle

So much to learn with so little change
Seasonal swords aggregate on great plains
Buttered fields out where wavy grains spread
Transformers move slow behind wooden sheds

Soaked in tradition defies all odds
That dirt and dung odd couple of sod
Safe and secure surely opposes scary
People grow up similar also to marry

What does it take to defy the gods?
Strength of conviction as courage plods
Security reigns surefooted to trod
Back to the village onto soft fields of sod

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Waiting for a Wave

Aloha Poets,
Waiting for a wave inspires today. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Rainbow Flower

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Rainbow flower inspires today. Enjoy!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Tropical Blue Sky

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Tropical blue sky inspires today. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Songbirds and Lizards

Aloha poets,
Songbirds and lizards inspire today's poem. Enjoy!

Songbirds and Lizards

Usability cools as quality churns to cheer
Vigilant nature is for all to hear with tiny ear
Embezzled puzzles jungle iconic lizard brains
Utility innovates to hear songbirds through the rains

Backdrops in rain drops context to eavesdrop
So useful our ears to hear when varying calls stop
Content means more with content at a crawl
Lizards listen in on a songbird's frantic call

Judgement calls run rampant to fear silent growl
Setting takes precedence over predator prowl
To help or detract in vocalized fashion
Loquacious lizards dash to splash on

Birds eye view sees all above soft canopy
A creepy crawly guy hears only what they see
Overall impressions are not what is at stake
Incommunicado lizard has nothing on a snake

The ultimate meaning of a vocal unsent
Any balancing of danger is time well spent
As need for speed outweighs forest guise
Songbirds inform of elements of surprise

Repeated calls of alarm they call to overhear
Songbird to a lizard brings meanings to bear
Of what other use might tiny ears hold true?
Eavesdropping for danger is the only clue

Entire works of art rely on context of sound
Lizard brains iconic notion holds to the ground
Decorum at best seeks out buzzards and hawks
Little lizard ears listen to hear dangerous squawks

Paradise flycatcher is in close eavesdrop proximity
A far cry from the loquacious lizards of a big city
Vigilant in the forest songbird calls have your back
Vocal shifts from normal songs signal impending attack

Friday, March 5, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tropical Shaded Flower

Aloha poets,
Tropical shaded flower inspires today. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sailboards Hawaii

Aloha Poets,
Sailboards Hawaii inspire today's poem. Enjoy!

Kuyper's Diaper

Mammary memories dream a lot like you once had said
Folk pop outfits claim life started out there on a rock bed
Quick summaries in stone never cut it alone if at all
As the story goes so goes the snow off into a waterfall

Paths we take from DNA baked might have gotten us there
Strong as eagles we shaped the crossing for those to dare
Journey's end sends a message back to our strong leader
Is it Ok or do we really have to say that was a real bleeder

Out on the verge pioneers splurge to seek their revenge
We won't rest until we know if they go back to Stone Henge
Volatility remains to predict the strange if they really make it
Or just another day to battle the cry "We're not going to take it"

Under it all lies a tooth and nail squall of whim and desire
They know something's wrong but can't yet put out that fire
Who did you think that was who would blink ever so lightly
Refusals to see what really might be makes us think slightly

Asteroid plantation was an unlikely source for a field of genetic
For reasons they stall any reason at all they now call it frenetic
Justifiably seen diminishes sheen on space flight's wrong doing
A judges faith loses face in the light of any strong new thing

Only a partial sting bears on through to the ring of reality
The worth of it all makes its call out from Kuper's geniality
Ponderous ponderosas pine to know if to be sassy or straight
Difference makers take the cake from bakers and even their plate

Willow's willpower arrives every hour for an aspirin don't be late
Crookedness awaits winged fate to see which arrives love or hate
On the surface of it all we took the ball from beyond somewhere
Orbits only know how far to go to get us to a place of shared care

Scared secrets bend to hem and haw in the wind of deep space
How far below touch and go is the reality that sets us in place
Get up to go don't be slow on the surface you will feel from within
Try as we might, inside is the fight for it is against ourself we win