Wallace Dean LaBenne

Hawaiian Islands

Professor, therapist, author and poet.






Sentinel over the bay
Stands Diamond Head's silhouette.
Waikiki's white, sun-drenched sands
Gives holiday hordes a set.
Pineapple and sugar cane
Are Hawaii's legend met.

The Kilauea Volcano
With molten lava oozes.
Like a set of leaky pipes
All things in its path loses.
Hawaii, the Big Island,
Grows fatter and amuses.

Mountains climb three miles high
To tower over beaches.
Silver mist encircles trees
Beside volcanic reaches.
Velvet cliffs with water falls
The low valley beseeches.

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