hanalei market


leisurely saturday morning
vacation stop to photograph
picturesque wooden church

park jeep on emerald lawn
off nearby malolo road
white tents reflect sunshine

organic taro fields and
lush mountain peaks serve
as backdrop to lively scene

wander past exotic fruits
and fresh juice samplers
to sounds of ukulele music

admire woven baskets and
printed aloha fish onesies
try on designer canvas hats

taste pineapple shaved ice
sample fresh mango salsa,
buy longan โ€œeyesโ€, star fruit

sudden clouds darken sky
thank friendly island vendor
sprint laughing in warm rain


21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. janicead
    Jun 16, 2019 @ 14:35:55



  2. purplepeninportland
    Jun 13, 2019 @ 19:31:28

    Oh Lynn, this is wonderful. Thanks for including those photos of goodies. Mango is my favorite fruit.


  3. robtkistner
    Jun 13, 2019 @ 06:23:17

    Hi Lunn! Very wonderful work! Honest expression shared openly. I am having an existential crisis tonight. I invite you to come visit me, cross my bridge of dreams, and listen to Joni sing like an angel!


  4. Bjรถrn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jun 12, 2019 @ 13:54:14

    I would love to visit such a market… and all those fruity tastes sounds divine.


  5. Sabio Lantz
    Jun 12, 2019 @ 13:06:23

    Another cool Hawaiian Market story/poem. Nice


  6. Charmed Chaos
    Jun 12, 2019 @ 10:18:32

    I love this. Kauai is my favorite island by far.


  7. lillian
    Jun 12, 2019 @ 10:09:10

    Ah the Hawaiian farmer’s market…a local one at that, sharing the church yard. You’ve taken me there!


  8. revivedwriter
    Jun 12, 2019 @ 09:57:32

    That last line is a wonderful way to wrap up the poem!


  9. Victoria Stuart
    Jun 12, 2019 @ 09:02:30

    Ah, we both were inspired by Hawaiian farmers’ markets. So lovely, both your descriptions and photographs!


  10. rivrvlogr
    Jun 12, 2019 @ 08:53:45

    It sounds like the bonus of the market at your photo-op stop made for a fun morning.


  11. msjadeli
    Jun 11, 2019 @ 23:15:00

    Fresh mango salsa sounds so good! What a lovely market hanalei sounds like. Is this the same place where Puff the Magic Dragon lived??


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