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Sandalwood Fan

Sandalwood Fan

On the verandah of the Moana Hotel
Not too many years ago
Under the great banyan beside the
beach at Waikiki

They would bring a fragrant sandalwood fan
to all the guests that ordered tea.
They set it before you in its own fancy stand

the most alluring fragrance wafted on demand,
when you opened it’s carved blades
 and gently  fanned. 
 Given  to holders on an honor system
Understood to  return on leaving…

Sadly, too many proved    untrustworthy.
after a time- these fans became  un-available

A friend who had shared many tea- times there, with me
one day -sent me a small gift from China
A slim package which when opened re-kindled memory

A glass topped case holding a sandalwood fan
just for me

Suzanne Delaney

Copyright © Suzanne Delaney

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  1. Date: 9/22/2013 3:15:00 PM
    ohh, so it's you, suZ.. delicate descriptions of a fan drew me in.. a winner in my heart!... cheers and huggs

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 9/22/2013 4:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So glad you liked it after all.....I must read the rules better...tee hee
  1. Date: 9/21/2013 6:35:00 AM
    what a lovely poem you penned here...I could see and smell those little fans...

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 11:26:00 PM
    Can smell the sandalwood, thank you ....Seren

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 7:56:00 PM
    This is a very lovely poem Suz, excellent memories, xxx