Thursday, January 20, 2011


'Opaeka'a Falls
(Photo courtesy of Silas Kaumakahia Aqui)

Magnificent falls
your double cascade bathing basalt
and watering this island Eden.

Where are the rolling shrimp--
your namesake--
that once were so rampant
the natives could see them flowing
in your 151-foot liquid tresses?

Are you the tears of God
Who paused for a moment
during Creation
to sadly reflect
the point of it all?

The blessing 
is that you never stop

Flow on, magnificent falls,
flow on,
forever giving life
to this verdant emerald isle.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Uncle Charlie got a great shot! Awesome!