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Island Spirit

Island Spirit Palm trees are swaying island style Within the gentle trade wind's flow, As Egrets glide on salty air— Then land where verdant grasses grow. Breathe in sweet scents of tuberose And let fine mist caress your face, Dive deep into aqua waters— Become enchanted with this place. Let your eyes consume the beauty, Let rhythmic music soothe your mind. You'll feel the aloha spirit— A kinder people you won't find. Go hiking in hillside forests, There are no bears or snakes that hide, Just waterfalls you'll find waiting, That flow toward the ocean side. In the distance whales are breaching, Humpbacks with little calves in tow. They share waters with the dolphins, And green sea turtles down below. Can you hear paradise calling? Whispering your name at sunrise, To later bask on pearly sands. Swaying hula hips at moonrise, Coaxing you to join in the dance. Exotic Mai Tai in your hands, Sweet flower leis caress your neck, Come investigate our islands, And board on wild waves at surfside, Cast your cold and cares to the breeze. Sailing out on sunset cruises— Take homeward bound warm memories. 6/20/20 Poem of the Day at Poetry Soup January 17, 2015

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Date: 8/27/2019 10:14:00 AM
I can see, hear and feel Paradise calling. I've visited Hawaii twice. You are blessed! Xoxo
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/27/2019 2:17:00 PM
Thank you very much Chantelle. You have to let me know if you visit again. I would love to meet you. Aloha, Connie xxoo
Date: 1/2/2019 9:20:00 PM
Beautifully written. Love the accompanying picture.
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Date: 11/10/2018 10:32:00 AM
my last response to this one was about two years ago. it remains your number one and is making me jealous again not to live where you live.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/10/2018 11:58:00 AM
PS has it as my number one poem Andrea, but actually Tranquility has 8 more faves than Island Spirit. I am glad you like this one though. I have been getting my house in order for Thansksgiving that will be at our home this year. I will try to post another poem soon.thanks Andrea xxoo
Date: 8/3/2017 3:50:00 PM
Welina Mai Aloha - Not only are you a wonderful "Translator" Connie but a wonderful "Holiday Rep" as well - he he he - You have sold "Hawali" to me and thanks to you I am now on its "Imaginary" beach basking in the sun - Lovely - Indiana x x x
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Date: 6/18/2017 3:29:00 PM
Lovely reminds me of those shows I watch. Buying the island and beachfront properties. Glad you liked my Light Of Angels :)
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Date: 5/14/2017 2:07:00 AM
Enchanting and so eloquent! My my! :D
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Date: 4/21/2017 11:48:00 PM
Another wonderful poem of Hawai Connie, your island paradise. You have done full justice to its beauty. A7++
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Date: 2/28/2017 6:10:00 PM
did you know this was your number one best poem, Connie? You should take it to a tourist office of Hawaii!! sure do wish I could be there with you this winter!
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Date: 12/21/2016 12:13:00 AM
Hi Comnie make me wish I vould be there just to wash away the dangers and fear of this place. It will take at least two years to become human again. You write so well I could feel the waves and the pineapple drinks and floral necklace thingy. Are the girls nice there? I could so just go there.we have all the mambas and cobras here
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/26/2016 11:06:00 PM
Where are you located Jannie? Thank you for your very nice comments on my poems. I have been swamped with company and caring for my granddaughter so I haven't had much time to answer mail or make comments. Have a wonderful year! ; )
Date: 9/30/2016 11:50:00 AM
Connie, This is called poem. Superb. Very brilliant piece, well penned every word. Loved it. A7 & fav..............//Manmath
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/30/2016 4:42:00 PM
Thank you so much Manmath. I think you made my day by giving this poem a fave! I appreciate your lovely comment too! ; ) Blessings, Connie
Date: 9/5/2016 10:46:00 AM
Gorgeous place and well written. Wish I could visit. So attractive, especially no snakes.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/30/2016 4:40:00 PM
Thank you very much Elisabeth. You can swim in the sea in winter here because the water temperature is not cold. Sending you a tropical breeze! ; )
Date: 8/26/2016 8:10:00 AM
I love your beautiful island. You have captured it so lovingly. Alas, we did not have much time to just meander and take in the ocean's breezes -- too many sightseeing trips. Would love to return. Kathy
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/27/2016 3:53:00 AM
Walking on the beach hand in hand at twilight just as the sun sets...nothing finer! Thank you Kathleen. ; )
Date: 7/25/2016 3:43:00 PM
I am very pleased for you, Connie. This poem is well worthy to be included in the "Best 100". Your friend always. :) john.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/29/2016 8:32:00 PM
Thank you John. I can't really spend enough time here like others. It is very nice to have a poem on that list. It is always nice to hear from you. Cheers, Connie ; )
Date: 6/18/2016 3:04:00 PM
Congratulations, Connie
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 6/19/2016 5:52:00 PM
Thank you Janis. I was happy I could use an older poem. ; )
Date: 6/18/2016 2:45:00 PM
Connie, congrats on your placement and thank you for being a part of my contest :)-luloo
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 6/19/2016 4:35:00 PM
Thank you very much for my high placement luloo. I appreciate you giving us a chance to share older poems as entries. ; )
Date: 5/1/2016 7:00:00 PM
Connie, Congratulations on your win in Andrea's fave contest. XOX - LINDA
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Date: 4/28/2016 10:16:00 AM
Awesome Connie! Congrats on being Andrea's fave!
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Date: 4/28/2016 7:40:00 AM
Congratulations on your win, for this swayingly beautiful poem, Connie!
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Date: 4/27/2016 12:15:00 PM
dropping back again Connie I want to get on a plane right now:-) :-) many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 4/27/2016 11:06:00 AM
Connie, a wonderful poem with great flow. I can see why its a fave..congrats :)-luloo
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Date: 1/15/2016 12:04:00 PM
oh how I wish I were there right now!!! this is gonna stay on top 100 if I can help it. FAVE!!
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Date: 12/10/2015 11:43:00 AM
I am glad to see this poem in the top 100, Connie...it deserves to be. Such a warm, enchanting picture of paradise you have painted - Wonderful! My very best regards, Connie. :-) john
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Date: 6/12/2015 10:36:00 PM
You captured the island vibes beautifully in this great write Connie...Congrats on your win
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Date: 6/12/2015 9:47:00 PM
Hello Connie This happens to be Linda's pick, we picked two numbers on the top poems not including first place. Congratulations, on your third place win. SKAT
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Date: 3/18/2015 4:00:00 PM
Very descriptive, Connie. Anyone reading this poem could not help feeling an overwhelming desire to be there in person. You have truly painted a picture of Paradise.
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