Friday, November 24, 2023

Tiny Giants

A L O H A From Honolulu!

 Allow yourself to trust joy 
and embrace it. 
You will find you dance
 with everything. 
 Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beyond the Chinese Cemetery Down through the lush green valley The sun paints the sky
Waikiki towers rise down there Like distant tiny giants
clustered at the shore-

This mountain air is quiet and still Wind and bird songs A sense of peace. Gaze upon the tranquil scene A moment of serenity, In the heart of Oahu.

Born under the Manchu-led
Qing empire,
final imperial dynasty in
Chinese history.
Lived in the last years of the
sovereign Kingdom of Hawaii,
experiencing the overthrow.
Citizen of the short-lived Republic.
Died in the (U.S.) Territory of Hawaii
just three years before US
Statehood for the Isles.
What stories he must have lived!

 Be not inhospitable to strangers
lest they be angels in disguise.
[Volkswagen Van Mailbox!]

In the cherry blossom's shade there's no such thing as a stranger. Kobayashi Issa

Love You,
Magnanimous Pixie