Saturday, December 12, 2009

Looking Down, Looking Up

ALOHA, Sweetie!

Let's go on a morning stroll together. . .

please remember to click on photos!

Who's that lurking among the leaves?
What secrets small and big does she know?

"I'll tell you how the sun rose a ribbon at a time."
Emily Dickinson

Life is going about it's business all around. . .

"Sadness flies on the wings of the morning
and out of the heart of darkness comes the light."
Jean Giraudoux

Visitors awaken in paradise and are drawn to the lanai to take it all in. . .

"For what human ill does not dawn seem to be an alleviation?"
Thornton Wilder

Palms and their cousins wave: "HELLO!"

"They must often change
who would be constant in happiness or wisdom."


They've been trickling into town.
You see them running, running:
singles, pairs & teams
running in December's sun
it's Honolulu Marathon time once again!

Sunday morning sleepers
will be awakened by the sound of
and the distinct roar
of all the pent up athletes.
By 10 am it will all be in the books
except for the human-interest stories
who limp to the line late in the day
but they finished
they did it
they ran a marathon.

Then it's time to party and drink
to lay by the pool
to luxuriate in accomplishment
still wearing your "Finisher" T-shirt
everywhere you go.

The Honolulu Marathon
is a holiday tradition in Waikiki.
Now we know that Christmas
is really here,
the giant menorah has been lit!
Aloha and l`Chaim!

Our blog friend Kay's husband Art is actually running the marathon.
You can find her blog here:
Kay's Musings

ALOHA, Saturday Friend! cloudia