Friday, March 24, 2006

A Hawaiian Poem


I have been taking some more hawaiian classes to speak the language. I am a bit rusty but wanted to share a little poem.



:Mauka:

Looking towards the mountains

:Makai:

Then towards the sea

:Pahoehoe:

I saw smooth lava flowing

Endlessly

:Lei:

Towards a garden of flowers

:Lokahi:

They unite, in agreement

It's all perfect harmony

:Pahu:

The drums

:Nani:

Play beautifully

Oli:

A chant that was not danced to

You could fill :Aumakua:

A personal God.

Throughout all of Hawaii.

To all of you :aloha:

23 comments:

Alex said...

Didn't the gods put Hawaii on earth to show us what was possible with concentration????

shyloh said...

Alex said...

Didn't the gods put Hawaii on earth to show us what was possible with concentration????


Oh my faithful one.

Yes, God did. You get to close and well you know what happens ha.

So Concentrate oh my silly one!

Enocia said...

Hi darling

Lovely poem, Shy.

Been wondering where you were. Wonder if that was why I was inspired to browse "The Secret Science Behind Miracles" by Max Freedom Long about Huna tradition. It's a fascinating book.

Aloha.

EJ :-)

Enocia said...

Secret Science Behind Miracles, Max Freedom Long

shyloh said...

Hey I am here. I have tons of email to catch up on ha. Thanks for all the lovely photos. Love you so much.

Anything to do with Hawaii is awesome ha.

How are you. I gotta go over to your place and eat my manna.. YUMMMM!!! Missed it.

shyloh said...

Hey Thanks for the link. I will visit..

Aloha

Pirate said...

Aloha my friend. The Hawaiian traditions are beautifully natural.

its nice to hear from you again. How's the windy city?

Enocia said...

Hey I am here. I have tons of email to catch up on ha. Thanks for all the lovely photos. Love you so much.

Anything to do with Hawaii is awesome ha.

How are you.


You're very welcome.

And I'm very well, thank you. Now that's Spring has sprung I've started going for long walks. Just walked for 2 hours and I'm on the other side of London right now. It's going to take me 3 hours to get home by bus. rolling eyes.

Well you have a lovely day.

All my love,
EJ :-)

shyloh said...

Pirate said...

Aloha my friend. The Hawaiian traditions are beautifully natural.

its nice to hear from you again. How's the windy city?


Hey Pirate thank you. The windy city was nice today. Took a long walk in the park. Love it.

shyloh said...

Enocia said...

Hey I am here. I have tons of email to catch up on ha. Thanks for all the lovely photos. Love you so much.

Anything to do with Hawaii is awesome ha.

How are you.

You're very welcome.

And I'm very well, thank you. Now that's Spring has sprung I've started going for long walks. Just walked for 2 hours and I'm on the other side of London right now. It's going to take me 3 hours to get home by bus. rolling eyes.

Well you have a lovely day.

All my love,
EJ :-)


And look who else was walking.. Humm I think I would walk home haha.

Love you EJ very much.

Gangadhar said...

Welcome back,Shy..

Φ said...

Aloha !!

Simple and elegant. Could feel the "Chi" flowing when I read it.

It places you between the mountain & the sea. Everything said inbetween.. is a perfect rendering..

nice Shy :)

Sudeep said...

hey shyloh

hoping tht ur shifting to new office space gets over soon n u post in regularly
m also bogged down by work till 10th so couldnt scrap u back on orkut

happy weekend

Gangadhar said...

Have a great weekend,Shy!!

shyloh said...

Gangadhar said...

Welcome back,Shy..


Hey Ganga how you doing? Missed everyone. Hope all is well with you.

shyloh said...

Φ said...

Aloha !!

Simple and elegant. Could feel the "Chi" flowing when I read it.

It places you between the mountain & the sea. Everything said inbetween.. is a perfect rendering..

nice Shy :)


Thank you sweet baby. Good to see you will be stopping by.

shyloh said...

Sudeep said...

hey shyloh

hoping tht ur shifting to new office space gets over soon n u post in regularly
m also bogged down by work till 10th so couldnt scrap u back on orkut

happy weekend


Hello sudeep. Sorry you are bogged down. Maybe it will let up soon. Thanks for coming by hon.

shyloh said...

Gangadhar said...

Have a great weekend,Shy!!


I did and you have an awesome week!!!

Thank for coming by.

Me.. said...

kinda went over Me.. didnt feel the usual shy.. :-( or maybe it was a bit mature for Me..

write more often, sweetheart..

:-)

Troy said...

Shyloh, I love it! Thanks for doing this; it was amazing. I especially liked the part about a chant that was not danced to. Very nice and worth waiting for!!! :)

shyloh said...

Me.. said...

kinda went over Me.. didnt feel the usual shy.. :-( or maybe it was a bit mature for Me..

write more often, sweetheart..

:-)


Oh beautiful me, you just like me being romantic haha. And close!!!

It's ok dear. Never worry about how you feel about poetry.

:)

shyloh said...

Troy said...

Shyloh, I love it! Thanks for doing this; it was amazing. I especially liked the part about a chant that was not danced to. Very nice and worth waiting for!!! :)


WOW Troy, I never expected this kind of comment coming from one of my favorite poets.. And I might add one of the best.

Thank you, this means a lot to me.

Anonymous said...

19Mar07


Hello to Shyloh.....

.....Cordially

and from out of the /' skies '

Bob Loblah