Palm Tree

palm frond at sunset

Palm Tree

Palm-tree: single-legged giant,
topping other trees,
peering at the firmament –
It longs to pierce the black cloud-ceiling
and fly away, away,
if only it had wings.

The tree seems to express its wish
in the tossing of its head:
its fronds heave and swish –
It thinks, Maybe my leaves are feathers,
and nothing stops me now
from rising on their flutter.

All day the fronds the windblown tree
soar and flap and shudder
as though it thinks it can fly,
As though it wanders in the skies,
travelling who knows where,
wheeling past the stars –

And then as soon as the wind dies down,
the fronds subside, subside:
the mind of the tree returns.
To earth, recalls that earth is its mother:
and then it likes once more
its earthly corner.

Rabindranath Tagore

Good Friday Morning

I went to The Church this Good Friday morning along Iao Stream and contemplated Nature’s constant deaths and resurrections.  Like the little symbols floating down the computer screen depicting “Reality” in the movie “The Matrix’ the components of the world appear from an unknown space, and then disappear; what is long time, what is a short time? I like to play with words and for me, Time + Place = Space. What is your place, what is your time? It’s an appearance. It’s a flow in space…..

iao stream on good friday morning

Hawaiian Monk Seal

Every once in a while a Hawaiian Monk Seal will be seen resting on a local beach. They typically remain for a day or two, and then take off. They are not at all active during these resting periods, but can be a sight worth seeing….

Hawaiian Monk Seal

Upcountry Maui Sunset View

An Upcountry sunset Maui view is almost an activity in and of itself, and totally free; just drive on up towards Ulapalakua, find a place to park, and enjoy the stunning scenery as the sun sets over the south shore of Maui,  Kahoolawe and Molokini…

Maui sunset

Kalalau Valley

Kalalau Valley on the island of Kauai is one of the must see sights when visiting The Garden Isle….

Kalalau Valley