Saturday, July 31, 2010

Surfing Rainbow Mountain

aloha poets,
                      Surfing rainbow mountain inspires today's poetry. Enjoy play on!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Orchid Flower Window Shopping

aloha poets,
                     Window shopping flower orchid inspires today;s poem.
Enjoy play on!

State Border Cross Law Crosses Federal Law Line

Police surveillance holds Arizona at gunpoint
Battles power to entice immigrants to anoint
Broken system in federal law's jurisdiction
Licks the wounds of the hand's best fiction

At present puts legally present aliens at risk
Reasonable cause causes police to say "tsk tsk"
Patchwork of policy makes government seem quirky
Reasonable suspicion by those not listening births anarchy

It's fair to say this thing is out of hand before the fat lady sings
On the eve of destruction judge's instruction is babes and blings
Unprecedented resources sent by the feds for a problem to tackle
Stops for coffee and donuts as immigration law awaits its shackle

In case you haven't noticed this little poem gets longer and longer
As the fight between the Federal v State gets stronger and stronger
What once was a routine poem goes viral and gets way out of hand
As if Federal Traffic Violation Immigration laws spiral across this land

Can anybody stop the melee or is this thing just going to grow and grow?
In broader rulings than precedents allow immigration law looks like "Ho Ho"
Where are the messengers in senate and congress to tell of the effects of local life?
"Injunctions on the grounds" is all immigration law gets as Arizona police endure strife

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patrick d. adams
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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sailing Green Surfing

aloha poets,
                       Surfing green sailing inspires today's poetry. Enjoy play on!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cloud Creature

aloha poets,
               Creature in the afternoon clouds over Waikiki inspire today. Enjoy!

                            an "Ode to Groovy Mellow..."

It's the edge, the place where the wilderness meets brattiness
Lassie's lassitude greets the attitude of industrial cattiness
Merges of revelation where sensibilities reveal the uncivilized
Where the icons of woe dueling Ivanhoe are never trivialized

The beautiful composed, alive and well in the mind's eye
Meets chaos in proud isolation eating only his cherry pie
Lofty reserves of empty marbles in a monkey machine
Presented pretty calls attention away from ideal scene

Shimmers of lakes in moonlight is devotion to art
Pulses illusion to exalt and then reinvent the start
Courtships of the mind require etiquette so refined
With spells so easily broken, they render you blind

Imaginary daydreams present the beautiful and troubled
Signals influenced seize longings simmered and bubbled 
As reality dances its passionate urge for fancy residences
In fountained pools across the bay, where the evidence is

The hero is your mind, imagination a vibrant little fellow
The zero of the divine feels righteous and groovy mellow
Your best bet is a friend who brings along a slow wit
To water the ferns of your infernally poetical candles lit

At close range is really, for certain, where love dies
Voyagers wander the distance, search with bright eyes
Hoping to come upon forests of cool greens and blue
In reflecting waters and soft shimmers they find you

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patrick d. adams
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Flower Whisper

aloha poets,
                      Flower whisper inspires today's poem. Enjoy!

Impressive Impressionistics

In the art of writing the topic of "subject" comes to mind
A reprised vessel of being that hides, but isn't blind
Imagines in sensitivities and sometimes peppered in fear
The subject of "topic" to some writers swings clear

To mix and blend narration with speeches
Character's thoughts wander off to different beaches
The kind of style where readers charter a boat
That drifts with the logs and begins to just float

Where characters dangle as their new horizons blink
Into the void of dream, readers hope the boat won't sink
Requesting emotion, yet speech wanders to the extreme
To investigate it own possibility in glows of moonbeam

Where imagination expresses in sympathy and doubt
Emotion sits in the corner and can only cry out
As impressionistic prose frees the protagonist to wander
So goes the reader, gracefully joining to take a gander

Story is there, so they say, to be taught and be told
Impressionism regards "subject" to be the most bold
Between character and topic, let the battle begin
Impressionistic storytelling casts fates to the wind

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patrick d. adams
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Monday, July 26, 2010

Coastal Mountain Sailing

aloha poets,
                     Coastal mountain sailing inspires today. Enjoy!

Phone Wars

Take a handout, get a new handset
Motorola ready are we there yet?
HTC supply line backs to the wall
Smartphone googles to make the call

Blackberry squeezes to get more juice
Apple slide's her iPhone for a best use
AndroidX is no robot in this little war
Operating systems surge, do the chore

Sell a network, try to go seamless
Keys to Nokia not for the dreamless
Armies of droids out on the horizon
HTC Taiwan, "the force" for Verizon?

DroidX to the rescue to take on iPhone
Google android gets E.T. to phone home
Flanked on the left by Samsung and LG
Android OS makes a google-eyed plea

Razr now razed and set-tops in the box
Verizon iPhones, androids on the docks
 Time will tell who's motor says,"Ola"
Motorola Droid X  brings the cola

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patrick d. adams
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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tropical Event Horizon

aloha poets,
                     Tropical event horizon inspires today. Enjoy!

Boom Busts Gulf Coast

Oversee a clean-up hook a marsh grass
Float oil-soaked boom, Gulf Coast task
National Geospacial Intelligence drill
Gulf oil disaster now an oil boom spill

Boom in the reeds, boom on the beach
Tropical storm Bonnie didn't quite reach
Satellite photos oil sensitive estuary
Boom from the marsh, best you carry

Coastal development decades gone
Birds, snakes, shellfish in their swan song?
Blitzing sun now, snare boom with a pole
Gulf oil clean-up stick to the goal

Somewhere out there the pelicans fly
Over blue water and under watchful eye
Free beaches, marshes, all the Gulf Coast 
Return to the good life make us all boast

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patrick d. adams
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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Rainbow's End

aloha poets,
                    Rainbow appears to end in these trees. Enjoy!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sugary Sands

aloha poets,
                     Sugary sands inspire today's poem. Enjoy!

That Mainstream Thing

Play your trumpet if you must, that may be your only trump card
Creative realizations steer your edgy ascent, still you bump hard
Start with traditional as your Neanderthal goes in deep thought
Add illusions of love, poets on roll, what seclusion's love taught

Go mainstream capture the momen,  whatever gets you right
Glow fame's scream, rupture and foment with clever insight
Flow in flame's beam, enrapture enough far into the night
Go mainstream, wrap your thoughts around your fright

Saved yourself from being friends from those too kind
Gave your elf the night off to go out, drink itself blind
Those rivers you please spend their days rushing by
These shivers in this breeze only to make them cry

It's you who you see running back into the fling
Barely fitting into that tight little traction thing
Dutiful you who gave yourself fire and steam
Pitiful fools, set fast early to go mainstream

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patrick d. adams
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tropical Colors

aloha poets,
                     tropical color inspires today's poem. Enjoy!

The Fledgeling Poet's Companion

Attached to some kind of Mothership you've seen in your eyes
In fizzy spirals and tiny bubbles of thoughts above,  you rise
Eddy through clouds in search of new wilder water spout
Laughed at for years you can't take anymore want out

You try a new title asking yourself whoever knows
Like "Pocahontas and Pinocchio in the Poconos"
No matter what you say you guess the fix is in
Between local yokel judges and Gunga Din

You've heard that talk of culture wars
In silence the majority always bores
Facing the public tightens the grip
Your search stays on for the hip

Parsed words are far and few
Hope fades what they knew
Line of fire is what you do
Your own disparate view

Time for pen on paper
Chimes a grim reaper
Hold a world at bay
What it is you say

News of today
You choose 
To say oK
To play!

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patrick d. adams

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Oahu Oasis

aloha poets,
                    Oahu Oasis inspires today's poem. Enjoy!

Cyclical Nature

And so it goes around again
Capture a champion then again begin
The old course stands up for a new round
Bouncing and rolling and puttering the ground

Ways she plays the way you roll
Smash it back or simply let it troll
Previously so easy once to explain
A step back then forward for a little more gain

Cyclical nature is there to feel
A right to left wind in a rocky deal
Wills at their strongest just rear back and do it
In wild blue on tame green, a ball runs through it

Savvy opportunistic uphill push
Leaderboards fade from view in the bush
Windswept plays out to see the end of a run
Loving it as the distant fade hears a starter's gun

In this little window the earth is to heal
Seriously challenged past races of lost appeal
So long the perspectives of ups and downs won
In her cyclical nature, earth tries again to get it done

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Seabird Cloud

aloha poets,
             Seabird cloud appears over a favorite urban surf spot. Enjoy!

South Coast Oil Fear Blues

Time zeroes in on a bad decisional choice
Fishing lodge culture stands in one voice
Rig platform once offered its telltale sign
They didn't listen, maybe greenback blind

Green sea turtle and dolphin paid the price
Pelican, gannet once made South Coast nice
Innkeepers shopkeepers in places once quaint
Spill millions of barrels of oil, hard not to taint

Sign a release now under conditions distraught
Food on your table proud big oil for you bought
Livability liability lives in your neighborhood
Put it back the way it was in little likelihood

They dig their relief well but no relief for you
Vast expanses South Coast now no longer blue
Food chains come to call onto your dinner plate
Fishermen's children, boat builders ponder fate

Fear of oil comes knocking at vacationer's door
Fun ties to the water, beach access a new chore
Unexpecteds still surface to trigger harsh words
Fishermen expect to pick tar balls, so many turds

The oil company came and sent oil into the waters
Livelihoods go extinct for your sons and daughters
Pull your last redfish speckled trout Barataria Bay
Old pirates, new horizons, ways of life drift away

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Tropical Fashionista

aloha poets,
                      Tropical colors and design inspire today. Enjoy!

Ocean Puzzle

Simplicity questions open ocean algal bloom
Nurturing nitrates arrive from where or from whom?
To grow at that rate in some kind of zoom
Designates no disgruntled signature of doom

The lighted zone goes to 1000 feet down
Nitrates on the seabed mighty waves will pound
Water column profiles to show some disconnect
Between warm sunshine and ocean floor wreck

Wide open oceans, an expanse in demand
Yet nitrate concentrations lay low in the sand
Happy alga bloom floats up in surface sunshine
So how in the world on nitrates do they dine?

The answer lies in the vast ocean eddy swirl
Global warming has yet to halt currents that curl
Below the surface ocean lives in spite of the heat
For now nitrates still rise for floating alga to eat

Be known from where comes the oxygen we breath
It comes from the floating phytoplankton of the seas
To silence the happy blooms algae offer to please
Is to silence survival itself, down to its knees

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patrick adams

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Cloud Palms

aloha poets,
                        Cloud palms inspire today.  Enjoy!

Jungle Poet

Rough riding out there in the distance apart
Sugar beach into a chocolate rainforest heart
In mystics, my sticks, my stickler, my home
Jungle's where contemporary and retro roam

A sense of community presents a finalist raw 
Fire dreams of wealth, selection's natural law
Musical poetry finds tough a hard cool sound
Indie, mainstream, home turf, common ground

Consistent members play it forward at dawn
Address social issues in survival's own song
With evangelical skepticism, signals abound
Emerge as a patron hopes cleaner energy found

Traditionalists say its rough and tumble there
Systems operating as collective without care
Jazz with a conscience in fusions unapparent
A jungle poet's elective, eclecticism the parent

In realms of beauty songs of love may protest
At the helm of duty spirit and intensity protect
The next big thing fades as words just flow it
Poor immigrant discriminant street jungle poet

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patrick adams

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sailing Canoe Flower

aloha poets,
                     Sailing canoe flower inspires today. Enjoy!

Navigator Mau Piailug 1932-2010

         "...a voyager's heart of stars, wind, waves, dolphin and seabird..."

This flower remains in remembrance of Mau
Who was truly of the ancient maritime crew
Deep water sailing, your canoe filled the need
Navigational sails borne of grandfather's seed

Islands of the Pacific, your Satawai stood far
For your fish and trade, blue oceans set the bar
To go west and south, a Yap-built sailing canoe
Stars, winds, and waves, their secrets you knew

Navigational blurs as human intellectual histories go
Sextants and compasses now direct, feel the wind blow
A place in time, a Pacific mariner captured wave
Mau Piailug, last of a breed, island born ocean brave

Somewhere on the blue sails the voyager's heart
Natural resources grow rare, sailing plays its part
Traditional knowledge, sailing canoe was the word
Live on, mystic journey, amidst dolphin and seabird

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patrick adams


Friday, July 16, 2010

Sunset Skyline

aloha poets,
                      Sunset skyline inspires today's poem. Enjoy!

Economy Ignominy
                                "...a conservation conversation..."

In terms of a hot seller there's a lot to say
High inventory protects from rush and fray
Increased orders suddenly serve up brisk
In a frosty climate sellers saddle the risk

Expensive freight orders soon mount and rise
Warehouses receive to process for the little guys
Out of stock in a credit crunch will likely penalize
Bowing to fear shears, cuts economics to downsize

A network with a glitch is the dilemma facing all
Cut back is fraught with danger you make the call
Convert your people over surely you have the goods
Sales gangbusters bring you again from the woods

A return to sound footing soon finds dicey ground
Goods pile up on shelves to an eerily silent sound
Only to be further depleted by another slow down
As consumer cut back, conservation's joy found

Back at the warehouse where they stock the shelf
Exotic instruments in sales need another elf
Imported goods collect while retail sales fall
Spending follows suit, soon slumps stand tall

Planned promotions push back, orders cut
A drop in price can even cause its own rut
Boost growth with filled shelves of stock?
Stronger sales just ahead, watch the clock

Can't get those hot sellers so cut prices again
Layed-off workers out there blow in the wind
Loaded inventory wooden pallets forklift thin
Selling short drags down, another ship comes in

New inventory runs high now growth steps down
Consumers set sail as retail fights another round
Influx of white elephants, profits they dragged
Persist the unemployed, consumer confidence bagged

Economics is the hero to which cultures bow
Shelves stocked or depleted, yet farmers still plow
To speed up or slow down, ringing doorbells befall
To join in the conversation, survival makes a call

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patrick adams

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sunset Surf

aloha poets,
 Sunset surf inspires today's poem. Enjoy!

Politics v. Biology

The debate rages on and on and... on
Is it politics or biology humans draw upon
Is behavior dictated by groups of the few
Or are individuals driven by distinctive hue

Ethical reasoning has its own quandary
Old ideas still get taken out to the laundry
Accent of the times may lead a life along
Accidents of common calm sings in solo song

In casts of long shadows politics rings wrath
As if trucks leaving tracks along a wide swath
With no coming curbs they dash with impunity
Blind to the coming curves, crash into immunity

Vast brands blaze new paths toward ignominy
To flatter certain eagernesses into a harmony
Breeders of faction or indiscriminate criminal?
A beast with an appetite this human animal

As bywords of lawlessness pervade the collective
Cries heard and claws fester to invade the eclectic
Polishing up new proposals, oblivious to the obvious
Anarchic echo of ruinous ages slip past as salacious

So what does all this mean in the quiet and the still?
Social networks hope to unify with absolute infinite will 
Incentivizing with assassins and burnings at the stake
Biology remains the master; while we sleep, it stays awake

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Shadow Paddler

aloha poets,
                       Shadow paddler inspires today. Enjoy!

Frugal Footsteps

Great landscape has no equal out there
Places to escape with the smallest of care
Public domain for a private demon
Go frugal on foot free woman free man

Stabs at domesticity knives twist and writhe
Turning points may outrun nature to survive
Plots inside fences with gardens inside
Plod in song hence a road open wide

Crash gorgeous gorges seek curious hills
Cash and turf wars will never cure ills
Property imagined is properly stowed
Your frugal footsteps lighten the load

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patrick adams

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Landfall Waikiki

aloha poets,
                     Landfall Waikiki inspires today's poem. Enjoy!

Beach Radio

Summer arrives on the beach at last
Broadband spectrum joins the splash
Kilohertz AM, FM landfalls in megas
Cool ocean spray a far cry from Vegas

Rebooted robots give it a shot
Bandwidth bandwagons find a hotspot
Playlist digital one billionth of a watt
Surf's up on the waves, cool ones caught

Public airwaves telemedicine may arrive
To ensure beach goers a way to survive
Smart phone's tablet device's gadget check
Catching waves over water Gidget hi-tech

C-band, ku-band bring your satellite dish
In gigahertz Gigi giggles, beach waves swish
Go channel clear catch even a microwave
Out on the water, then on the beach to rave

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patrick adams

Monday, July 12, 2010

Yoda Cloud

aloha poets,
                      Can you see the face of Yoda from Star Wars in this tropical
cloud above Waikiki? Enjoy!

Village Soccer

And so it's done Spain is the brand
Winning confidence complete with a band
Lift your game, this sports effect is real
Soccer winner amid Vuvuzela zeal

Africa village soccer is king
Political bells may disunity ring
Depict relationships of children at play
Poverty oppresses, competitions sway

Prove your worth, stand out as odd
Specialties rise in village sod
Drawn faithful by the nature of man
Proto-pop becomes apropos of it can

Sports brings together, politics pulls apart
Soccer in your village is a nice place to start
Stereotype in extinction toot to rejoice
Goals of distinction stand in one voice

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patrick adams

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hawaiian Wall Surfing

aloha poets,
                       Hawaiian wall surfing inspires today's poem. Enjoy!

That Jazzy Place

Cool cellars in shadowy thick
Bridge canal dark shaded brick
Innovation begins to cooperate
Amidst improvisation's misty gait

To be only in shadowy minds
Strength implicit simplicity finds
Repertoire anew needs no tryout
Just jazzy places where ideas fly out

Perception of self in serious verve
A casual spot to find the nerve
Mainstream may never smile its face
Your serious venue, your jazzy place

Hot new events heat far away
Sheer magnitudes shed and fray
Heady promises, fans flock and rage
You only needed a small carpeted stage

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

John Lennon's Demise

aloha poets,
                    The killer of John Lennon plotted here as a "security" guard.

Happy Google Parade

A happy parade in her own little mind
Vision visited in tumbledown rhyme
Who calls on desolation's quirky road?
Motorola droid was a soft hand to hold

News spreads wide and fast once out
Could have used a hero or android shout
The happy rhythm of her parade all alone
Garnered her next nexus one little phone

Goulish grandmother or just a happy fool?
HTC incredibly became her next tool
Embedded in bedroom embalmed in song
Evo android then came sprinting along

She tended to the remains, animals ran on
DroidX google-eyed then plodded upon
100% cooperative, just a little whack
Google androids always had her back

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Eco Greens and Blue

aloha poets,
                     Eco greens and blue inspire today's poem. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tropical Morning

aloha poets,
                     Tropical morning inspires today. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sailing the Beach

aloha poets,
                      Sailing the beach inspires today's poem.  Enjoy!

Containment Effort Paves the Way,  Contaminated Trailers 
Find a Home...

FormaldeHyde Park

Bring us together, workers, children, and wives
Boat yards, open fields, mobile home park arrives
Never to be used because of housing health risk
Buyer remorse? Sellers whisper tsk tsk

Got started down our own infamy road
Travel far in our 'new car smell' abode
As the lack of landmarks rise to dizzying heights
FormaldeHyde Park hooks up its lights

Employed in venice harbor and on Grande Isle
New trailers deployed on a handshake and a smile
A little problem breathing and some burning eyes
The devil is in the detail where formaldehydes rise

Ventilate a window, move over a chair
Stick your head out into cool Gulf night air
Cheap wood will dissipate chemicals they say
Cool wind will come off Gulf of Mexico Bay

Take another breath, wipe an eye, clear your throat
Take the helm in the daytime of a big skimmer boat
Not bothered by much except for that one fume
Consumer Protection finds me alone in my room

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tropical Star Flowers

aloha poets,
                       Tropical star flowers inspire today. Enjoy!

Day76: Oily Gulf Stirs, Tar Balls Punch Lake Pontchartrain 

Tar Balls Reach Lake Ponchartrain

Tropical systems find marshes and beaches
Oil arrives, Lake Pontchartrain reaches
New Orleans shore next possible landfall?
Raft of recent storms, out-floating tar ball

Weekend on the fourth, fisherman's holiday
To Rigolets Marina samples from the bay
Weather permitting, cleanup crew cleans
Beyond St. Tammany then on to Orleans 

As the current spat of disgruntled goes
Diverse oil spreads by a spate of flows
Technical resources remove what they can
Are the natural ones no match for man?

Protected shore with barges and boom
Closed out fishing, oiled waterways loom
As storm systems go, still in flows the oil
Outward hopes to instill less turmoil

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Blue Mountain Sea

aloha poets,
                    Blue mountain sea inspires today. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

aloha poets,
                       Human angel form appears in the clouds from the right. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

4th of July Weekend Sailing

aloha poets,
                       Sailing in bright sun off Waikiki. Enjoy!

Ancient Chinese Delicacy Shark Fin Soup Outlawed in Hawaii: '1st Time Ever'

Heinous shark finning at long last banned
A world leader now this Hawaiian land
Ocean beach frolics, frisbees, a hula hoop
Beach volleyball with no shark fin soup

Soup delicacy thousands of years so blind
Hawaii State law a first, one of a kind
Possession, distribution, trade, or sale
Of a shark fin, take a year in  jail

$5,000 fine for a first time offender
Multiple offense, $50,000 legal tender
Educational research?..get an exemption
Give sharks a break, a little redemption

Taken off the menu Hawaiian soup Chinese
Use up your stock take it out of deep freeze
One year from now, a delicacy no more
After thousands of years close the door

Shark fin soup soon a thing of the past
July 1, 2011, Hawaii sees its last
Heinous fishing method called shark 'finning'
China join us now, let's get everybody winning

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Face in the Clouds

aloha poets,
                       Creepy face in the clouds sweeps over the ocean.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

White Sandy Beach

aloha poets,
                     White sandy beach inspires today. Enjoy!