Pua Lei, My Flower Garland

Pua Lei, My Flower Garland

May 1 is known as Lei Day in Hawaiʻi

Every day of this week, I sit
outside in my back yard
under glorious plumeria tree
and gather my ‘pua lei plumeria’ rings.

I sing the old ‘Papakōlea’ song
with my beloved Hawaiian friend.
All colors of vibrant blooms
dance in my hands gently arranged
on ‘kui pua’ long strings.

Petrouchka Alexieva

Photo:  Alisa Matthews on Unsplash

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