Thursday, October 29, 2009

October Morn

Welcome to a Still Morning
Here in Waikiki

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Aloha, Kolea (Golden Plover)

"The ornaments of your house

will be the guests who frequent it."


I HAVE a spine! It's just pink, that's all!

“That old black magic has me in its spell,
That old black magic that you weave so well;
Icy fingers up and down my spine,
The same old witchcraft when your eyes meet mine”
Johnny Mercer

A`ole (No) Opala (Garbage)!

"Water and air,
the two essential fluids on which all life depends,
have become global garbage cans."
Jacques Yves Cousteau

Gentle Skies

"I heard the church bells hollowing out the sky
Deep beyond deep, like never-ending stars."

Sir John Betjeman

I Think We're Alone

"It's often just enough to be with someone.

I don't need to touch them. Not even talk.

A feeling passes between you both.

You're not alone."

Marilyn Monroe

This morning is hazy & still
with a tang of Autumnal chill in the air.
A gentle atmosphere pervades, as if the sky, sea and isle
were rendered in soft pastels.

The kolea,
thin from their trans-pacific flight,
settle in to the broad lawns of their winter territory.

The deep dawning present
expands like a deeply grateful breath.
Filling me with such NOW
that I have no room at all
for future worries or concerns..

Pele's vog wreathes us
hiding Oahu half in myth
like the legendary destination we are;
A living, glittering,
golden treasure
where the sheer intensity of beauty
charms us each away
from chronic ways of seeing,
and being.

Welcome to Waikiki in late October.
A quiet season
with ample time to wander
and waking-dream.

the freshening Trades will return
pushing winter along
whose clear blue skies
of amazing intensity,
whose hula-swaying palms,
will stir like mesmerized titans.

Mountains so sharp
they inscribe themselves,
incise themselves,
into the viewers heart.

Thanks to El Nino
it should be a cool,
subtropical winter.

Twain called it "eternal Summer"
in the "loveliest fleet of islands
anchored in any ocean."

So welcome to Waikiki
in late October.

ALOHA, Honored Guest! cloudia