Sunday, September 18, 2016

Poetry Pantry #320

Photos of Oahu, Hawaii
by Mary

Waikiki Beach at Sunset.  Note all of the people watching
as the sun goes down!

Another Sunset View - one really cannot take
too many photos of Waikiki sunsets.

One of the beaches at Waikiki -- the one that
we used for swimming.  Very few people compared
to the touristy areas in downtown Waikiki

A more touristy area of Waikiki beach!

Byodo Buddhist Temple - about an hour from Waikiki.
A peaceful place.  Note also the mountains in the distance.

The Buddha inside of the Buddhist temple.

Much Japanese influence in the Honolulu area; and
that extends to food.  Delicious "Bento Boxes."
Oh, how I miss them.

The Governor's Mansion -
Honolulu, Hawaii

Good Sunday, Friends!  Always nice to anticipate sharing poetry with you on Sunday.  Today I am sharing some photos from my late August trip to Oahu, Hawaii. Primarily the Waikiki and Honolulu area.  It was Paradise indeed!

Hope everyone took a look at Rosemary's new series Thought Provokers which began Friday. In her first article she uses a poem by Susan Hawthorne to write about 'why write poetry,' which also is the title of Hawthorne's poem!

On Monday, Sherry is revisiting one of our regular poets.   Love reading these updates, finding out what is new in someone's life.  Do return tomorrow to see.

Thanks to all of you who took part in Sumana's "Appreciation" prompt for Midweek Motif.  We certainly appreciate each one of you.

Next week for Midweek Motif Susan's very timely (and seasonal) prompt is Equinox / Equator!  (Sigh, in the Northern Hemisphere, it will soon be fall, but I know our friends in the Southern Hemisphere look forward to spring!)   As we pass the date of equal day and night again, we are challenged to think about it in new ways.

With no further delay, let's share poetry.  Link your poem below.  Say hello in comments.  Visit others who link.  See you on the trail!


  1. Fantastic pictures, Mary. The first one of Waikiki Beach at sunset – with the silhouette of people watching the sun go down in the background, while folks in the foreground continue chatting and socializing – is really stunning.

    Looking forward to reading some awesome poetry. Happy Sunday!

  2. Thank you for another pantry - and trip to Hawaii

  3. Hey everyone,

    Hope you guys are having an amazing day so far πŸ’– sharing my poem 'Soliloquy' its a beautiful evening here in K.L. Thank you Mary for hosting yet another gorgeous pantry and for sharing such wonderful pictures of Hawaii :D sigh I've always wanted to go there πŸ’–

    Lots of love,

  4. even the touristy beach looks like paradise! Bringing a titbit of a holiday poem to the pantry today

  5. Good morning, friends. I am glad you are enjoying the photos. Really, double click on them if you want to have a better view of any of the scenes. Looking forward to reading what you share today!

  6. Lovely photos, luv the allure of the sunset,
    have a nice Sunday

    much love...

  7. beautiful photos Mary...
    A happy Sunday to you all :)

  8. Wonderful pictures, I can feel the warmth of that sand reaching me here in Sweden where we still have some warmth left...

  9. Thanks for sharing your photos, Mary. People always seem to love Hawaii, and I can quite see why!

  10. What glorious photos, Mary. I love all the people watching the sunset! And the Bento boxes look delicious!!!!!!

  11. A good day to everyone!
    will be back to check out the poetry later.
    Mary, thanks for sharing the beautiful photos. :)

  12. These are really beautiful, Mary! Be back to read after football!

  13. Stunning photos and I'll be sure to check back to catch up on reading - Will be back to read and comment on poems later today... Happy Sunday all....

  14. Love those photos, thank you for sharing them.

  15. What great shots Mary! I would miss the bento boxes too!

  16. What great shots Mary! I would miss the bento boxes too!

  17. Real paradize, Mary! Thanks for sharing your photos. Hope everyone has beautiful Sun-day!

  18. I am a bit late, but will be around tomorrow to catch up with everyone. Thanks for understanding, it's been one of those days.

  19. unless one has experienced the islands aesthetics both day and night, day; the sun, the glistening ocean, it's constant splash of waves, the palms, the volcanic's, night; the black of the ocean and the night, listening now to the roar of wave after wave, the isolation in a world that is pure nature pure earth. Mary, gracias for taking me back !


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