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Aloha Spirit Sol, with his golden crown, greets me each morning within divine rays extending out over emerald hills and valleys that absorb his warmth of abiding light. View misty alabaster clouds turn from twilight's purple into softest rose just before golden regal rays emerge calling forth fowl to take flight into spacious azure skies winging their way from tree to pole to wherever their heart’s desire on their quest for food for fledglings with hungry mouths agape, loudly peeping in their nests. The sea coruscates in shades of jade illuminations luring early risers with surfboards to ride the surf. Share the scents of floral fair that lingers in the tropic air carried by the trade winds whimsy, enthralling all. Not a poem to 86 but one of lucky number 7 doubled 77! Kahunas sing sacred chants with drums that echo still. 6/20/20 Poem name: Island Spirit Views: 8677 Poetry form: Rhyme Date of Publication: 01/17/2015 Views For Poems Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Funom Makama *Kahuna (c. 1890) Kahuna is a Hawaiian word, defined as a respected person who has moral authority in society; a "priest, healer, sorcerer, magician, wizard, minister, expert in any profession (whether male or female) Shaman. *86: We’ve all heard someone used the term 86 in reference to doing away with something. There are a few schools of thought behind where the saying came from. Some have more legs than others—such as those of the restaurant industry—but to this day, there is still no official etymology. *The number 7: Throughout the ages the number 7 has defied the law of averages and confounded mathematicians. For many of the powerful and wealthy, the number 7 is a symbol of luck and good fortune. Carry the Lucky 7 with you and experience: A dramatic turnaround of events in your favor. Increased Lucky Streaks. My thanks to the following links for these pictures: https://www.journeyera.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/featuredpost-08183-1005x635.jpg http://imagesofoldhawaii.com/wp-content/uploads/Kahuna-Physician-HerbKane-400.jpg

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Date: 11/15/2020 10:58:00 AM
Connie, Spirited poetry indeed overflowing with profuse lively colorations. Enjoyed the images and interesting info. May all be well with you . . .
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/15/2020 11:05:00 AM
Thank you very much my poet friend. I hope to one day be inspired to write again. Blessings xxoo
Date: 11/11/2020 4:26:00 PM
Dear Connie, your gifted pen enchants my imagination with such exquisite imagery. So beautiful as your artistry brings me there to enjoy the island spirit. The mystical feeling of your final two lines adds to this lovely experience. Superb, dear poetess. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Date: 9/1/2020 1:26:00 PM
You always could make that wonderful island home of yours sound so beautifully wistful and dreamy...you are truly blessed, Connie. Your grateful friend. :) john
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Date: 8/1/2020 1:01:00 PM
You are a talented poetess, I only just saw that I haven't commented on this gem which you so superbly wrote - aloha to you my friend and huge congratulations on a well deserved win. Blessings and hugs, Jennifer.
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Date: 7/26/2020 9:28:00 PM
Dear Connie, this magnificent muse of yours is not just creative but highly artistic on many levels. A fave for me. It is so intricately designed that each read brings out new layers of beauty and deoth. Congratulations on your win. I wish it was placed higher. Blessings and love :)
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Date: 8/2/2020 1:03:00 AM
That up is so sweet of you to say Aditi. I appreciate the fave more than you know. My husband passed away three days ago and I haven’t been up to responding much. We were together over forty years. Thank you very much. Love, Connie
Date: 7/25/2020 7:23:00 AM
Hi Connie, once again your vivid imagery does paint such a wonderful images of your paradise. I aqlways find the peace I seek within your gentle words. I loved the content of the poem and also the notes. Has to be another fav, Connie. Have a wonderful Saturday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 8/2/2020 1:05:00 AM
Thank you very much Mike. I truly appreciate your comment and fave. Love and blessings, Connie
Date: 7/17/2020 6:24:00 PM
Connie, my gratitude for these aloha words and images. Loved the line "The sea coruscates in shades of jade illuminations" as well as your educational notes. Congrats for the win ~ John
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Date: 7/17/2020 5:56:00 AM
Thank you so much Connie for this expository, vast and educating poem. It was an excellent entry, well deserving of its high placement. This is good work.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/17/2020 4:39:00 PM
Thank you for my sixth placement Funom. I enjoyed creating this poem for your contest. You had some awesome entries and I read them all! Blessings xxoo
Date: 7/11/2020 5:33:00 PM
Lovely, captivating imagery, Connie! Hawaii has often been a fount of inspiration for your poems! Aloha :) // paul
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Date: 7/9/2020 7:35:00 PM
This is amazing work, Connie; I mean, really outstanding, beautiful writing. I finally traveled to Hawaii thanks to your vivid and enchanting text.
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Date: 7/6/2020 11:32:00 AM
I am always enriched by reading your poems, I learn a new word each time. You are a gift to poetry soup and me. Have a blessed day dear one xo
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Date: 6/27/2020 12:25:00 PM
I had to "fav", this is too beautiful. Love, "The sea coruscates in shades of jade illuminations luring early risers with surfboards to ride the surf." Just wonderful to read.
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Date: 7/17/2020 4:41:00 PM
Wow M.L. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and Fave. It is much appreciated! Blessings xxoo
Date: 6/25/2020 7:32:00 PM
Hawaii’s beauty with its cacading waterfalls, bounty of flower leis and welcoming spirit! Lovely
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Date: 6/24/2020 5:52:00 PM
Just dropping by to say hi, Connie. I should check winner lists and see if you made a really current one. So much to catch up on here.
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Date: 6/23/2020 9:12:00 PM
Beautiful song of the tropics, Connie, best wishes for the contest-
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Date: 6/23/2020 11:35:00 AM
Does sol refer to the sun? It feels so. The imagery in YOYR poem is all awesome, I love using the same colours, and I admire the fledgling stanza as a bird lover who is always keen on finding birds in poetry. Kudos !!! Kudos!! ................. ---- ...Plz pleez do read and comment my newest piece, a prose and do also read the articles and data I have copy pasted in comment section below that poem so you will corroborate the matter further.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 6/23/2020 3:43:00 PM
Sol is the Roman god of the sun. Thank you very much. I shall check out your poem. Aloha
Date: 6/23/2020 5:55:00 AM
An ode to Hawaii. I rember warmly my surfing attempts at Waiamea Bay. Kind wishes, Kai
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 6/23/2020 3:37:00 PM
Then you know the peaceful beauty of the islands Kai. Thank you very much my friend. Aloha xxoo
Date: 6/22/2020 8:02:00 PM
Beautiful imagery Connie, reminding me that Hawaii is Nirvana on earth.
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Date: 6/22/2020 10:48:00 PM
Thank you Caren. It is my paradise anyway. xxoo
Date: 6/22/2020 1:08:00 PM
Lovely Connie. The imagery here brings to mind visuals of tropical paradise, Great job as always. God Bless, JB
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Date: 6/22/2020 1:56:00 PM
Thank you very much Judy. I can't enjoy it right now but hope things go back to a semblance or normal here by fall. Blessings xxoo
Date: 6/22/2020 1:17:00 AM
Hello Connie … you really can describe paradise. Some beautiful descriptions in this wonderful verse Connie - thank you - Lindsay
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 6/22/2020 2:00:00 PM
Thank you Lindsay. It was difficult trying to fit in the numbers required by his contest rules. I may remove that line after the contest is over as it does not fit in well. Blessings xxoo
Date: 6/21/2020 2:25:00 PM
what a great way to use 86!! Did you know 7 is my destiny number, Connie, so it's a lucky number for me as well. GREAT job you did with this unusual poetry challenge!! I really do wish one day I could see your shining state.
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Date: 6/22/2020 2:02:00 PM
You will someday Andrea. You are always welcome to visit. Those numbers were a challenge to fit into this poem. Thank you Andrea. Blessings xxoo
Date: 6/21/2020 1:57:00 PM
This is beautiful, Connie - will check out your video too. It truly must be an awesome place x
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Date: 6/21/2020 12:07:00 PM
What a magnificent, loving tribute to this beautiful, fascinating land and people! I've always wanted to visit Hawaii and this awesome piece has strongly reignited that desire! A golden write, dear Connie! Love and hugs. Pandita
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Date: 6/21/2020 10:45:00 AM
Hello Connie, I did read your blog it was beautiful; I just didn't leave a comment. I love the imagery in your poem. Hugs Eve
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Date: 6/21/2020 7:49:00 AM
Wonderful imagery of Aloha spirit, Connie. Thanks for the footnotes. You live among nature's best revelry..a lively write!
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