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A New Star Shines Above Hawaii

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A New Star Shines Above Hawaii

On this warm and clear tropical night, a new star in heaven shines its light. It rises high above Hawaii, over the palm trees for all to see. On the beaches, the waves crash around. Listen carefully, there’s a new sound. It’s an old familiar melody. Sweet notes played on a ukulele joined by a voice so smooth and mellow, it’s a wonderful tune we all know. From this small island of Oahu, a fine native son has bid adieu. He has left this Pacific playground. With God’s big band, he can now be found.

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  1. Date: 3/2/2012 9:31:00 PM
    Is this about Israel, Robert? I LOVE his music and, indeed, his voice is as smooth as what I imagine Hawaiian sands to be. This is beautiful, and if its about Israel ("Somewhere over the Rainbow"--best version in the world!) than you have truly caught the magnificence of this gentle, talented giant who sadly passed away at the age of 38. Going into my faves!

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    Date: 3/2/2012 10:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No Cyndi. I wrote this a few years ago immediately after the passing of Don Ho. This poem is about him. Thank you for placing it among your favorites.
  1. Date: 3/2/2012 1:43:00 AM
    Like to read good poems Robert, this is one that I like,well worked.Have a lovely day. - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 1:24:00 AM
    Oh that is so picturesque and full of melancholy sounds that float over swaying palms and serenely folding waves - very nice imagery Robert, I am so pleased to have read, Blessings, Brenda : )