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Ride to Ho'omaluhia .mp3

 

 

THE RIDE TO HO'OMALUHIA

as the tide rises and the rain-
waters ride the red cliffs
to fill the low land
and the bay of Kane'ohe swells
to take back the town, the roads
and the builders there
you can find peace
and safety, shade, stillness
the awe and power of sacred
protection
at Ho'omaluhia
you can ride out the tide
of steel and fossil fuel
and can ride the wave of conservancy
and botanic respect
you can ride the new maps
of the artists of Ho'omaluhia
tracing delicate cartographies
among the human the plant
and the otherwise natural world
you can take these rides yourself
at Ho'omaluhia and everywhere
and as always
bring your own horse

–Tony Quagliano