I thought I'd start this blog by sharing with you one of over a hundred poems I'd written within the span of three decades. Many of which were published in my book Serving God Joyfully, Right Here in Hawai'i or in the Hawaii Catholic Herald. The latter has been publishing some of my poems for ten years now. Please note that they were all inspired by the One who loves us the most.
A sense of eerie feeling pervaded the Pacific beach before the first ray of light is cast upon the darkness of the evening. It couldn't have been 8 p.m. Slowly yet steadily, the clouds sauntered away to make room for a whitish moon cake. Looking gentle and serene, the presence of this majestic moon succeeded in calming the face of the earth with its faint light.
Let's go! For we could now see the shimmering light upon the vast ocean. So dash we dared to the kayaks, feeling the exhilaration rushing through our veins. We proceeded to the ocean deep... for moonlight paddling.
In that journey three families and a visiting priest from Africa had a glimpse of eternity.
Bourn out of this most memorable experience is a poem I wrote. This poem is published on the 2014 October 10th issue of the Hawaii Catholic Herald.
By Easter Almuena
Moon cake of light gold crusting
Marking the eerie dark of the night
With a taste of quaint entrance
As if mocking the daylight turn
Rush to the kayaks!
We keiki of the morning light
Who dive into the Pacific in beats
Of pounding hearts and vigilant eyes
Arms move to the rhythm of paddles
With movements of incandescence
Below in silence, moon meets moon
With moon maker in shadow crest
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(Moonlight paddling took place on September 9, 2014.)