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Aloha! I am an indigenous Hawaiian, native to the island of Hawaii, also known as, Big Island, or Volcano Island, or Orchid Island, and a few other lessor known names. I grew up in a rural life without electricity, with an out house, a rain-filled water tank, natural spring wells used for drinking and or like a refrigerator, outdoor rain-filled metal drums with a small long handled pot used for bathing, kerosene stove and lamps, a charcoaled iron being careful with the Sunday whites, and having our own KFC scamper about in our yard. I held a keen interest in poetry since my freshman year in high school. 'The Collection Plate', was my first published work in 1977 by a major national magazine. That opened the door for others to appear in several published anthologies throughout my career. Retired after 48 years, and nowadays, besides writing, with the help of my tech-savvy family, I have produced several videos for my two YouTube channels to occupy my time. *Image is of Mauna Kea (White Mountain) 13,760 ft, in the foreground, on the windward side, is the county seat of Hawaii and our island's largest town of Hilo (to bond), with 48,000 residents, whereto, I call home.


Update: Lay November Contest

Blog Posted:10/24/2020 5:30:00 PM

(Reminder) 6-lines per stanza, with matching rhyming scheme of aabbcc per stanza, ex., aabbcc, aabbcc, aabbcc, etc., minimum of two stanzas, or more. (Update) At the bottom of your poem, please indicate which of the following two, syllable counters, that you used to check your syllables; HMS, or, PS. Please view my purposed poem for transparency: 

November Rolls, aka, A November Rose

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Date: 10/28/2020 7:21:00 PM
Thanks William. A new form for me. Linda
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William Kekaula
Date: 10/28/2020 7:37:00 PM
Welcoming news, Linda, the WOW factor awaits, Aloha!
Date: 10/25/2020 10:41:00 AM
I need it too. Great clarification in your model poem!
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Date: 10/25/2020 11:25:00 AM
Expanded comprehension makes it people-friendly, my vigilant Andrea, Aloha! William
Date: 10/25/2020 7:06:00 AM
William, thanks so much for the reminder, I needed it _Constance
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Date: 10/25/2020 7:37:00 AM
My heartfelt blessings to you, Constance, and Aloha! William

My Past Blog Posts

 
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Date Posted: 9/14/2019 3:07:00 AM
A HAWAIIAN FOLKLORE - EVENT ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII - Part 6
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A HAWAIIAN FOLKLORE - EVENT ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII - Part 5
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A HAWAIIAN FOLKLORE - EVENT ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII - Part 4
Date Posted: 8/31/2019 8:28:00 AM
A HAWAIIAN FOLKLORE - EVENT ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII - Part 3
Date Posted: 8/29/2019 1:55:00 PM
A HAWAIIAN FOLKLORE - EVENT ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII - Part 2
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WHY THE LINES CROSSED ON MY PALM
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Epic Ethereal Editor Contest
Date Posted: 5/24/2019 12:25:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
11/25/2020 Where Eagles Dare - TB Than-Baukbird,courage,flying,
11/19/2020 Brush Up Cinqkuseasons,
11/18/2020 Blessed Songstress Siblings Sapphic stanzafamily,tribute,
11/15/2020 Day Washing Tetractysfamily,growing up,togethe
11/14/2020 The Admiral Butterfly Epigrambutterfly,death,flying,so
11/14/2020 Bay Area Nigh December Quintain (Sicilian)appreciation,city,imagery
11/13/2020 Time Passages Sijotime,
11/11/2020 Anagram Sijo Acrosticword play,
11/8/2020 in its wake Haikunatural disasters,
11/1/2020 The Omen Sapphic stanzafear,halloween,
10/31/2020 A Midsummer Night's Dream Versecharacter,dream,fairy,
10/30/2020 Naught for the Faint in Heart Rhymehalloween,
10/28/2020 Vaasokht Versebreak up,love hurts,
10/27/2020 Better Than Winning the Lottery Curtal Sonnetcelebration,christmas,eve
10/27/2020 The Box Free verseanalogy,life,
10/25/2020 Bite The Bullet Trioletchildhood,family,growing
10/23/2020 The Last Walk Together Rhymedeath,deep,life,lost love
10/22/2020 A Star is Born Verseimagery,
10/22/2020 Autumn's Wink at Winter Free verseautumn,
10/21/2020 November Rolls, aka, A November Rose Laynovember,
10/9/2020 Drac, Wolf, Frank, and Claude Limerickallegory,character,hallow
10/5/2020 Mom's Bestilled Breath Awakes Verseheaven,inspirational love
10/3/2020 Realized Dream Versedream,encouraging,perspec
10/2/2020 The Mystery Be Odeamerica,freedom,peace,war
10/1/2020 Astronomy - Pleiades Versemoon,planet,space,stars,
9/30/2020 Success Acrosticsuccess,
9/30/2020 Rewriting Fear Narrativeangst,anxiety,fear,
9/30/2020 Autumn Lofty Living Hues Dodoitsuanimal,autumn,color,tree,
9/30/2020 October Occasions Enclosed Rhymeautumn,blessing,october,
9/28/2020 Champing The Seasons - CT Sonnetseasons,
9/27/2020 My Finer Days Always Sonnetlife,
9/27/2020 Sudoku, A Numbers Game Sedokagames,international,
9/26/2020 Timeless Rhymemoon,remember,romantic lo
9/26/2020 Clutching at Straws Narrativeconfidence,courage,imager
9/23/2020 Springs of Life Versebeautiful,imagery,life,wa
9/23/2020 November Occasions Tetractysblessing,november,perspec
9/20/2020 All About Japan Rhymeimagery,international,nat
9/17/2020 YORE Versememory,
9/14/2020 Door Prob Tetractysperspective,
9/13/2020 The Sedulous Knight Sonnetdestiny,emotions,enduranc
9/12/2020 Beyond the Grey Sky Narrativeconfusion,missing,
9/10/2020 Shoe Laces And I Sonnetanxiety,character,childho
9/2/2020 One Word Free verse1st grade,2nd grade,3rd g
8/29/2020 'Tis Be A Rear Find Limerickfunny,humorous,
8/28/2020 Discovering Joy Free verseappreciation,friendship,h
8/27/2020 If I Am The Illustrated Man Monokuadventure,allegory,boy,ch
8/26/2020 the rose Haikurose,
8/26/2020 We May Forget, Though Heaven Remembers Monokublessing,character,judgem
8/25/2020 If I Ruled The World Coupletfantasy,
8/24/2020 I Want You, Lol Monokucharacter,how i feel,than
8/24/2020 Rusting In Seattle Monokudepression,rain,
8/24/2020 Sleepless Sheepless Monokuanxiety,sleep,
8/23/2020 The Henriad Tail-rhymeallegory,character,histor
8/23/2020 Cassio Laps Wondrously Coupletanimal,cat,character,deat
8/23/2020 Japan's Enka Music Trioletculture,international,lan
8/23/2020 Revelations Free versedeath,life,sick,world,
8/22/2020 blue ribbon affair Haikubird,blue,fruit,imagery,s
8/21/2020 Induced Interludes Free versefantasy,metaphor,surreal,
8/21/2020 Autumn Awakes Villanelleappreciation,autumn,
8/20/2020 A Lollipop Day Narrativeallegory,candy,childhood,
8/17/2020 Deeds By Seeds Rhymegrowth,mystery,
8/16/2020 southerlies Haikulife,nature,storm,weather
8/16/2020 A Time For Us, Again Narrativedestiny,devotion,heart,ki
8/15/2020 Songs Here Sung There Epitaphchristian,heaven,mother,s
8/15/2020 It Happens Free versefunny,humorous,
8/15/2020 Hilo Town, Now and Then Narrativechildhood,fate,nostalgia,
8/14/2020 Sunken Stone's Rhymechildhood,dream,memory,yo
8/12/2020 in the end Senryufate,forgiveness,irony,li
8/9/2020 Asylum Verseangst,lost,solitude,
8/8/2020 Heart Truth Sijoheart,truth,
8/8/2020 State of Grace Dizainblessing,destiny,inspirat
8/6/2020 bumblebees Haikuflying,insect,
8/3/2020 Fright Features Trioletfear,flying,halloween,
8/2/2020 Monsters of the Sea Sijomythology,
7/31/2020 By Myself Euphoria Crystallinebible,happy,
7/30/2020 Chimed Upper Room Sijohappy,memory,sad,
7/28/2020 A Garden Choice Review Rhymeappreciation,beautiful,ga
7/26/2020 douglas Haikudestiny,paradise,storm,
7/16/2020 Delirium Free verseconfusion,
7/13/2020 Pilfered Soulless House Sapphic stanzafarewell,fate,house,image
7/11/2020 Myth Haibunonomatopoeia,
7/11/2020 Luna Dreams Rhymefantasy,inspirational lov
7/10/2020 Junior Seamster Versegrowing up,mother son,rem
7/10/2020 Trees II Rhymebereavement,food,tree,
7/9/2020 Greek Goddess Versebeauty,imagery,love,mytho
7/9/2020 The Thrill Is Gone Sapphic stanzacharacter,dog,endurance,l
7/7/2020 Heighten Hiatus Quatrainnature,
7/5/2020 Evermore Sapphic stanzalonging,loss,memory,remem
7/2/2020 January Sunrise Villanellejanuary,
7/2/2020 Darkroom Personificationmeaningful,perspective,
6/30/2020 Time Villanellemeaningful,time,
6/30/2020 As Memory Serves Haibunbirthday,celebration,memo
6/29/2020 Students Shaky Sing-A-Long Rhymechildhood,memory,school,s
6/25/2020 Paradise Psalms Haibuninspiration,song,sound,up
6/23/2020 Ageless Summery Haikugrandparents,imagery,summ
6/20/2020 I Am Right Here Villanelleanxiety,depression,life,s
6/18/2020 Flourished Fragments Pantoumlife,nostalgia,
6/18/2020 A View Of Hope Sonnethealth,world,
6/7/2020 Plumage Sijoimagery,water,
6/4/2020 Liquified Dream Free verseanalogy,imagination,wind,

My Photos


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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Lily of the Valley Trioletflower,nature,spring,
We are wolves Free verseanimal,appreciation,dog,e
My Darling Boy Quatrainanalogy,boy,childhood,inn
A FRAGILE SELF Free verseintrospection,self,
When you booze Narrativeabuse,culture,drink,loss,
Land of Lights Sonnetbeauty,nature,
Reaching Terzanellechange,desire,dream,hope,
Primeval Rhymeappreciation,beauty,natur
POETRY AND ME Acrosticme,poetry,writing,
either or I do not know?muse,
Moving On Verselove,
The Butterfly Nebula Rhymebeauty,nature,sky,stars,
Maui Sunrise Romanticismbeautiful,love,nature,rel
Musings of An Aging Man Free verseage,introspection,life,tr
These Arms Long To Hold You Enclosed Rhymelove,marriage,
Broken Wings of War Free versewar,
Agapanthus Rhymeblue,flower,garden,poetry
Oceana Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
Carnforth Rhymeengland,feelings,film,nos
And We Call It Free verserain,weather,
Say You Will Verselove,romantic,
MEMORIES of MELODIES Rhymemarriage,passion,
The Night Had Gone Awry Enclosed Rhymenight,woman,
Rebirth Free versedark,life,light,morning,n
She Will Rise Enclosed Rhymeanalogy,inspiration,journ
Petrichor and Vellichor Free verseart,
That Starry Night Ekphrasisart,depression,night,pass
Goddess of the Night Personificationfantasy,nature,
To Fly Away a Butterfly Free versegrief,
The Woman They Know Free verseanalogy,courage,hope,wome
He Is Flawed Rispetto10th grade,9th grade,beau
All in a Day at the Louvre Free verseart,paris,travel,
edges Haiku10th grade,11th grade,bea
Phantasmagoria Trioletconfusion,imagination,
An Autumn Path Rubaiyatautumn,farm,nature,season
October Skies Lyricage,anniversary,autumn,gr
an autumn walk Free verseautumn,

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