Friday, March 4, 2011

Honolulu Weather

Aloha Wanderer!

You are Welcome Here :-)

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"If you want to build a ship,
don't drum up people to collect wood
and don't assign them tasks. . .
but rather teach them
to long for the endless
immensity of the

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Forgiveness means
giving up all hope
for a better

Lily Tomlin

"May the spirit of our ancestors
(Na ka `uhane a na kupuna)

keep us together,
(e ho`okupa ia kakou)

steadfast & unified always,
each with the other.
Watch over our children,
guide our sons & daughters,
hold close our elderly.
May the winds of Aloha,
truth & righteousness
be ever present in our hearts,
and minds,
and extend over the seas
to touch other shores.
Until we meet again
we remain loyal to our homeland
bound together by Aloha."

Edith Kanaka`ole



It was a dark and stormy night-
wait, isn't night ALWAYS dark?

The wind was high
playing a symphony of squeak
and clatter
with the rigging
and anything not tied down.

Rain blew sideways,
as the front swept in from
Kauai and the west.

Churning, groaning, dancing,
the boat was an unquiet mare.

I lay awake inside her dark hold,
then checked all the places
where rain comes in-
but all was snug,
and sealed.

This morning,
trees were down,
a lane of the Pali Highway
was closed;
& the lights were out
at Castle Hospital.

A few schools were even closed!
(Hawaiian Snow Day?)

A visiting celebrity on the Morning TV Show,
here to promote something or other,
spoke of the tortured palm trees
dancing outside his hotel window.

Must be nice to have a window,
and watch the weather
through it-

- on this boat
we are not only part of the scenery,
but one with the 
wind, waves,
and weather.

As our Trade-winds fill back in
from the North East
all the slapping, clapping
have decided to behave again.

The palms are grazing quietly.

And the boat is still as I write this.

It is my head that is swimming
with yesterday, today,
& tomorrow
(Better listen to Lily)

But it is Friday,
and there are blogs to visit,
groceries to buy.

Just another day in paradise,


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