The things I find

15 02 2018

Today I came down with a case of cleaning frenzy in the studio. Not just cleaning, but decluttering as well. You know what I mean! Artists have a reputation of being messy, but frankly, I prefer tidy and organized so I can think more clearly.

One of the happy finds was a haiku I wrote in December 1979. I am including it here with some photo images so it won’t be lost again.


Wake up in the morn

And see the pretty sunrise

From Kaaawa

Mountains by the sea

I see the lion crouching

My own waterfall

Five white horses graze

O’er fence where grass is greener

At Kualoa

Salt spray, ocean mist

Turn on the windshield wipers

It isn’t raining

Slick bay reflections

Morningside of Oahu

Oriental hills






Winter In Kaʻaʻawa

15 01 2015

ʻAkekeke flock,
Golden Plover, Shama Thrush,
Peacock, Rooster, Hen.

Egret, ʻIwa, Chick,
Mynah, Bulbul, Zebra Dove.
Bird inventory.

Copyright 2015 Rebekah Luke

My Hawaiian moon

7 12 2014

O Hawaiian moon
again you call me to rise
from my deep slumber

Your December light
silver magnetic moonbeam
peaceful surrender

Copyright 2014 Rebekah Luke

Remembering the Manoa Falls Trail

4 02 2014

Sloshing rain puddles/
Feeling like a kid again/
Muddy, barefoot, soaked.

Ponding, waterfalls/
Scents of wet green earth surround/
Warm island winter.



Copyright 2014 Rebekah Luke


In January

25 01 2014

Water lily pads
breathe, wait for lotus blossoms
in Spring. Wind chimes sound.

Copyright 2014 Rebekah Luke


For the birds

7 12 2013

Two peacocks appeared
in my garden this morning
looking for salad
On the right and left
I missed their iridescence
not their loud love calls
Five six seven eight
chickens mingle, look for worms
don’t dare touch cat’s food
Fat dove out-raced them
for the tasty little bits
of breakfast. Oh, birds!
Copyright 2013 Rebekah Luke

Last night

31 03 2013
Moonlight sonata
wakes me at three forty-five
streams in my window
Silence of peacocks
differs from the night before’s
loud cacophony
In the cool stillness
I fall back into dreamland
until rooster crows.
Copyright 2013 Rebekah Luke

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