AuthorsDen.com  Join (free) | Login 

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Dilip Dahanukar, iAntoine Raphael, iSage Sweetwater, iDavid Gelber, iIan Thorpe, iJansen Estrup, iJeff Ovall, i
  Home > Family > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Kalikiano Kalei

· Become a Fan
  Notify me of new titles
  added by this author.

· 176 titles
· 215 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
·
Member Since: Jan, 2008

   Sitemap
   My Blog
   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

Books
· U S Chemical and Biological Defense Respirators


Short Stories
· Saddam's Toilet, Part 3

· Saddam's Toilet, Part 2

· Zipping Flies with Papa Hemingway

· Searching For Haumea...

· Farewell to Sherlockville

· Down in the Valley--Chapter 1

· First Class, or Guaranteed Delivery?

· The Fruitcake King of Riyadh

· Maile and the Little Green Menehune

· The First (Near) Ascent of Heartbreak Hill


Articles
· German Wartime Ejection Seat Developments

· Luftwaffe Air-Evacuation in WW2

· Creating an authentic 2WK Luftwaffe Aircrewman Impression

· The Luftwaffe 2WK Aviation Watches

· German aviator breathing systems in the 2WK

· Ritter der LŁfte: Chivalry in 2WK aerial combat

· War From the German Perspective: A Matter of Differential History

· Recreating Luftwaffe WW2 History

· Film Review: Final Approach (1991)

· Cafe Racing of the 60s: Rockers, Ton-up Boys and the 59 Club


Poetry
· If women had udders...!

· Five Up, One Down...

· More dirty climbing limericks

· First ascent of Broad Peak!

· Sawtooth Haiku

· Somewhere in my sleep

· The soundless temple bell

· Hearts and minds

· Rabbit gazing at full moon

· Koto-kaze

         More poetry...
News
· Local Writer Not Slated to Receive Steinbeck Foundation Recognition

Kalikiano Kalei, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

  On the wisdom of ancient grandmothers
by Kalikiano Kalei
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.

Share   Print   Save Become a Fan


Recent poems by Kalikiano Kalei
•  If women had udders...!
•  Of Rose, as sunset floods the room at dusk
•  Five Up, One Down...
•  More dirty climbing limericks
•  First ascent of Broad Peak!
           >> View all 59






Ancient Grandmother will hasten to remind you that she too was once where you are, lest this fact be forgotten by her children.




 

ON THE WISDOM OF ANCIENT GRANDMOTHERS



The snapshot is fading.

Obi-clad, grandmother stands

with delicate hands clasped, smiling slightly

as if the burden of knowledge that travels

kaga-borne down the path of years

yet contains occasional delights.

Her venerable dignity belies the spirit

of generations which, quick to flame

at moving mountains of sumo,

causes the family doctor

so many anxious moments.

Through her eyes Hotei capers,

wrapped in early morning mountain mists

of Nihon's hara. Ah,  Grandmother,

you speak silently through the eyes of progeny

with a twinkle that captures

the smothered fires of Earth itself.




Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!




Reviewed by P. Zimmerman 8/14/2011
Lovely, you must have loved her very much.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/9/2011
I sometimes wish I knew my grandmother better...she died when I was around 13, though I do remember she could make from scratch, Tapioca pudding that I have not had any as good since...I now really enjoy talking to older people, I being 56, doesn't leave too many "older" people around...so much to be learned from other generations...I hate seeing kids, whatever age under say 30, do the same thing I did and not learn from their elders...the world will never change till we all learn from the past...e

Books by
Kalikiano Kalei



U S Chemical and Biological Defense Respirators

Buy Options
Amazon, more..



Popular
Poetry
(Family)
  1. A Loving Home
  2. For My Dearest Aunt
  3. Thank You (an acrostic)
  4. World Heritage Day - April 18
  5. In my father's house
  6. To Mom on Dadís Day
  7. A Motherís Embrace
  8. Happy 2nd Birthday
  9. A Life with Threats
  10. Family Ties & Hurtful Words
  11. HERE COMES THE BRIDE !
  12. Happy Birthday Teenage Granddaughter!
  13. DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL
  14. My Daddy Is A Soldier
  15. Coal Miner's Commute
  16. My Precious Daughter - A Father's Wedding
  17. The Lonely Chair
  18. Angel
  19. Big Sister, Little Brother
  20. A Special Grandaughter on a Special Day

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.