Mountain doves coo as Apollo wakes peering
Over the Koolau ridge still dark with sultry shadows.
Sunbeams glisten on soft grey and white feathers
As the happy pair take flight in unison to tree tops.
Garden snails creep to hide under verdant foliage
As geckos delight in the warmth of the rising sun.
Magenta blooms convey love's kiss on cool trades
Bursting forth with unpredictable iconoclastic pride.
Islands in a chain still growing with lava ever flowing
While Goddess Pele steams her way into the sea,
Honu graze on pastures of limu beneath shore waters
As they have since ancient times, near coral reefs.
How can one despair with the scent of mangos in the air,
Nor stifle spirit's flight o'er the rolling ocean waves
As they caress the sandy shores beneath the palms?
The islands sing in praise with upheld open arms.
(My island as seen through my eyes.)
Geckos are a type of lizard
Pele is the volcano Fire Goddess
Honu is the most common Hawaiian Green Turtle
(They can weigh up to 400 lbs.)
Limu is Hawaiian seaweed