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6th generation from Lana'i, striving to do the better thing, sharing with 'ohana nui our family history by writing and caring for our ancestral places.



MAKAHIKI AT KAHO'OLAWE

Published by LEILANIOLANAI | Sunday, November 09, 2008 10:17 PM


The Makali'i will rise in the sky soon signifying the time of Makahiki. These haikus written some years ago recall that observance on Kaho'olawe.


From the cloudless sky,
Fourteen miles stretch across her,
Little red Kohe.

The trail starts straight up,
Kiawe, gravel, old wire,
Remnants of the ranch.

Tales of sailing men,
Learning the way of Hoku
At Moa'ula.

Endless dusty road,
Shimmering blue sea awaits
To massage our souls.

Wild ilima thrives,
Among the rocky grass trail,
Tumbling to the sea.

Lono faces ke kai,
Kealaikahiki---
Path to Tahiti.

Full moon lights my dreams,
Lana'i calls me back home
For a midnight swim.

Early morning sail,
Sighting whales and flying fish,
Malama 'aina.

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CONNIED - Tuesday, June 23, 2009 7:31 PM.


Wild ilima thrives,
Among the rocky grass trail,
Tumbling to the sea.

I love this one!