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Saturday, September 19, 2015


my hands
as I held
the manila envelope
   that issued forth
no clue

and yet I knew
       and dared not doubt
it had to come from you

i held my breath
        and opened it
and saw your words
         were there
and then my happy scream
     sent everything
         flying in the air

and as each paper
     settled into place
the years of tears
        of all our pasts
          came streaming
down my face

shanna baldwin moore

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Barak Ben Levi
our friend
Music Video Barak Ben Levi Hawaii 2012 Age Comes in Bits and Pieces

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Thursday, March 26, 2015

on the beaches
of the beat

a Hawaiian chant
echoes the old ones
on sandlewood shores

in this universe  of verse
there are many beaches
many blues to be sung

the mingle of inscence
of the east
and sage of the west

mingle in smoke
verses on the wind
we are one

our footprints behind
and our essence

on the wind
to the mountains
and other high places


Sunday, December 21, 2014



Wednesday, December 03, 2014



above the clouds
up there in the milky way
some special stardust
from an old constellation
sprinkling down
some very old magik
to make things right...
replaces sage
on the fire tonight
guiding the way

a spicey blessing
for the sleeping
children of the world


Friday, October 17, 2014

bear n micky

morning  sun

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Harmony Hill

Friday, September 27, 2013

almost heaven

Point No Point lighthouse Harvest moon

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Thursday, September 12, 2013


Thursday, June 06, 2013

sunday supper n Jam

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

Goddess of the volcanoe

Madam Pele

through the night

tiny quakes

on the rift zone

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

lovely lehua blossoms on the Ohia tree


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

me and me little boy

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

found on the venice beach boardwalk

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

for trish and her loss

Monday, May 09, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

the otherside

Thursday, March 03, 2011

sweet smoke

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Goddess of the Volcanoe

the third day
of the new year
Madam Pele, roared
spitting sulphur
and hot magma
down the east riff zone
twenty eight years
she continues
her slow burn
building land
she broaddens
her horizons

making a way...
growing closer
to the rest of the world

collage by tony scibella

Friday, November 12, 2010

Tracy's bootie pome n pic

Friday, September 10, 2010


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

my only shady spot chopped down

Monday, July 26, 2010

goddess of the volcanoe grows us some weeds

music maestro please

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

prayer for rain

the old Hawaiin
did a rain dance ...
and they all blew
across their beer bottle tops
the sound
was like a conch shell of many colors
and it rained
their bird baths once again held sky in them...


Saturday, June 05, 2010

Friday, May 07, 2010

one banana two banana

the great escape

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Tsuenami alert

three waves
each time receding
so far as to see the rocks
I saw it once before
the water went
down and way out
then slowly came back
higher and higher
around the coconut trees
mats and slippers drift
and centipedes


Tuesday, January 05, 2010

keepin the beat

the bones
of all the pomes
read to a tenor sax
a wail in the night
echoes off
old cobblestones..
the breezeways
of Venice
still know
the slap slap
of his worn harrachi's
"the Lady"
muse for many
walks along
but only
on the shadow side

she sings alone
on this night
in the key of rose


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

wondering the sound
of pen
scratching paper
and later...
how it looks
.....a revelation

Hurricane Felicia
here today
gone to Maui

I went to the edge
of the mountain
tropical storm warning
anticipation .....
of eye contact
with "Hurricane Felicia"


"Maui" held the sun in the sky for his beloved to create beutiful artwork from the paper bark tree "Kapa" (tapa)he held the sun in the sky to give her time...for her creations

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


The Venice Beats
the rhythm
of their words
sound of huarache's
on a misty morning's
wet cobble stone streets

black ink pen
in hand
and a blank page
touching the face of God
their words
echo down
those breezeways...
for the "Lady"
mans mad anger
looking for another road
slowly ..migrating
to a" mile high mountain"
in Denver
their faces
now etched in stone

in Hawaii
on a six mile high
a tree
the face of God
a Koa tree planted
for the poets

words falling
blowing in the breeze
filling the page



Monday, May 11, 2009

how to have a good fight

Thursday, April 16, 2009

aka and pohaku perform a wedding

Monday, March 09, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

madam pele

Friday, February 13, 2009

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

building (click for pics and music)

mind set
floor plans
of possabilitys
feng shuey
and the flow

Ha! the breath of life
blows through
an emaginary room
the smell of cooking

a real kitchen
running water
a place to sit
image of my grandmother
first thing
pray to the oven

fresh bread
and blackberry jammin
music around the kitchen table

e komo mai

a new home

a new home
amounst the trees
standing tall as its timbers
once did

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

christmas in Hawaiii

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


unexpected bug in the shutter

shaving brush tree

Friday, June 20, 2008

The Goddess Hina

our jug band we drank the jug and here we are

our classical chorus
the marriage of figaro

sun n moon

Thursday, June 12, 2008

May day court princess's

Monday, February 25, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

time out

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Lava lady

Friday, November 09, 2007

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

largest view of the moon this year

Monday, October 08, 2007

Thursday, August 23, 2007

madam pele

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

picking coffee for christmas spending

raveled ribbons

ginger n moss covered lava