Sunday, September 13, 2009

keu a ka u'i

All of my life I have seen pictures of Hawaii, and not really believed that a place could really be quite that beautiful. We were lucky enough to be taken to the big island by my fiance's parents, and it was - surprisingly - as picturesque as a travel brochure, although much more rugged than I would have thought it could be.

Life clings tenaciously
Taking hold of Kilauea
Lizards hide as tiny orchids bloom

The Honu look on tolerantly
As we goggle at them
And then gently return to their grazing

The ocean is infinite
The island stands firm
Beneath an unimaginable quantity of stars

- Chelsea Bell

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