Thursday, June 09, 2011

Alphabe Thursday - "H" Is For Hawaii - June 9, 2010

"H" is for Hawaii,
It truly is great,
This lovely island group,
Is our 50th state!

Born of volcanos,
From deep in the sea,
Each island is special,
I'm sure you'll agree.

Incredible scenery,
Mountains of green,
Breathtaking sunsets,
Like you've never seen.

Delectable seafood,
Abounds everywhere,
Exotic fruits like papaya,
And heartier fare.

Whatever you want,
It will be within reach,
From clubbing all night,
To laying on a beach!

It's a mecca for surfers,
Some born without fear,
Waves reach forty feet,
At some times of the year!

Hula dancers sway slowly,
To the beautiful tunes,
Of ukele and slack key,
Or a singer who croons.

Full of interesting history,
One can easily see,
Its cultural diversity,
Benefits you and me.

Would that all nations,
Could live side by side,
As the people of Hawaii,
Set an example world wide.

Carmen Henesy
( Thanks to Bing Images for all photos )

Copyright (c) 2011 by Carmen Henesy
All rights reserved.
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  1. Papaya! I like it. You made me hungry

  2. I haven't been to Hawaii in years, but I did spend a lovely summer there as a teen.

  3. oh, another beautiful poem from you Carmen, it really amazes me how easily and often you can write a poem. love the pictures in this post too.

  4. Beautiful pics and great rhyming!~Ames

  5. ....and I'd love to visit this fabled group of islands!

  6. Nice job, Carmen. I've been to Hawaii a few times and your captured it's beauty perfectly.

    Hope all's well with you. xo jj

  7. I'd love to visit Hawaii one day, but crossing all of that water scares me just a little bit.

  8. Sharkbytes (TM) -
    I love papaya, especcially the ones from Hawaii. They taste differently from the Mexican ones. I love mangoes, too, and other tropical fruits but, my favorite of all time, is the mangosteen, which I had in Thailand!

    secret agent woman -
    I haven't been to Hawaii in several years now -
    cruised over last visit ( have done that twice ) but, since I was 18, I'be been at least ten times. I've got wonderful friends there, I've known almost fifty years.

    betchai -
    The poetry isn't difficult - somehow, it just comes pretty easy to me, especially if it's a goofy poem. The serious ones are harder.

  9. Ames -
    I can't lay claim to the Hawaii photos - they were all from the public domain - nice of folks willing to share. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.

    Pondside -
    I hope you get to Hawaii someday. I have totally loved every visit. What's nice is that, from San Francisco, it's as closse as Miami and I like it so much more.

    Joanna Jenkins -
    I take it you are back from your travels! I'm so behind on blogs...I've been sick and, right now, I'm typing in my hospital room. This is the third time in one year.

    Ratty -
    You'd love Hawaii. There are some very interesting national parks and flora and fauna. I've actually cruised to Hawaii twice from Ensenada, Mexico but the five hour flight from my home isn't bad. It feels so familiar to me after so many visits over the years.

  10. Love Hawaii. It has been way to long since I have been there. Your pics are perfect for the poem.

  11. I have never been to Hawaii, but maybe I will one day!

  12. I would love to visit Hawaii one of these days!

  13. Carmen, this was so neat! I love the way you capture your love of travel in wonderful rhyme.

    I've never been. I'd like to go someday!

    Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us!


  14. Hello, RNSANE.

     Lovely your works...
     The interchange of the artistry brings the peace of the heart.

     Thank you for your visit.
     Have a good weekend.

    Greetings, and Dear hug.
    from Japan.

  15. I guess I can take a look at Hawaii again and see. I think I might be able to get a better deal than Cabo San Lucas.