Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Rainflowers


aloha poets,
                     Rainflowers inspire today. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

A Cool Quiet Beach


aloha poets,
                      A cool quiet beach inspires today. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fuzzy Tropical


Aloha poets,
                      Fuzzy tropical inspires today. Enjoy!

Green Sea Turtle Lilly



Aloha poets,
                        Lilly pond and red tropical fish inspires today's poem. Enjoy!


Green Sea Turtles  


Technically colorful, these toxins of ours 
Rainbow sheen, blue-green to the shores 
Teardrop-shaped in hues of true feelings 
Day 63 oil sea, sloshings and reelings  


Our hand of trust needs now to extend 
Green Sea Turtles swim around the bend  
Last seen headed east across Gulf's oily waters 
Will they live to see our sons and daughters?  


Hides and seeks in a Sargasso sheen 
Dines on a seagrass of black gasoline 
Dark paddle flippers glide and trudge 
Joins in the fight against BP sludge

Monday, June 21, 2010

Diamond Head Mountain


Aloha poets,
                        Diamond Head mountain near Waikiki Beach inspires today.
Enjoy!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

White Sand White Splash


Aloha poets,
                        White sand and white splash inspire today. Enjoy!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Flamingo Family


Aloha poets,
                      Flamingo family inspires today. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Shady Flower


Aloha poets,
                       Shady flower inspires today. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Little Sailboat


aloha poets,
                     Little sailboat inspires today. Enjoy

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Turtle Poet


Aloha poets,
                          Turtle poet inspires today. Enjoy!

                                                                                     ..."let us eat lettuce"

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Sainthood of Father Damien


 
Aloha poets,
Poetry originally posted at my blog site in the Honolulu Advertiser 
newspaper Feb 24, 2009. Enjoy!


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
In a time before the 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
A sail away to Molokai had no broad appeal
Acrosss the vast where truthful winds blow
The seas rise and ebb as if to know

Molokai monastery Ecclesiast
From across the sea came help at last
Canonization trickling 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's story forever now told
Homeland  Hawaii across the wet and cold

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

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

Arrive at the momentt with faith on display
Bridge a divide beyond a feeling of grave
Duty as devotion's sanctification route
Elevating life is no illusion
Among the suffering with a warmth so human

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