Day of Leaving Hawaii

On my last day of vacation, I like to write a poem to hang on to the feeling of the place and what it taught me. I also mail a beautiful post card to myself, recounting the highlights of the trip. A week or later, after life starts to drift back to the grind, the post card arrives. Enjoy the poem.

Day of Leaving Hawaii

Palm trees are quiet
against bleached blue sky.
Those same reliable birds
coo and call.
Air that thick moist salt
not yet toasted,
cool enough for Chamomile tea.
Golfers are out already
chasing the foreign ball
over trimmed rugged grass.
The house is sleeping
while I write and sip and soak it all in,
into my bones
this place of slow and be
of Aloha
of old culture
of simple and flow.
I will take its lessons with me.

About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to make our world a positive place. She believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her pen-name is CreatetheDawn. Follow Dawn's work on this blog and in her books to help fill your world with wit, wisdom, and wonder.
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