Wahine is an Oahu Girl having been born
(1945) and raised in Kalihi-Waikiki. She raised
her family on Molokai and now lives on Maui
where her children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren
also reside. Her ambition was
to be a roller derby competitor. When she was
twelve it came to her in a vision that her life
would revolve around the care of children. Her
inspiration to create poetry comes from her lifes
involvements with her spirituality, with people as she took on various jobs, with her
family and with the mana (energies) of the islands all entwined with her personal
insights. A follower of Dr. Wayne Dyer, she is in the process of creating her own Book
of Possibilities. This, too, inspires her poetry.
Each of Wahines poems commemorates something or someone important from her
experience be it an event, a person, an intuition (a sixth sense). My guardian angel
gives me courage and strength. So my journey is sealed with the spirit of Aloha
Mana o l o: to have faith, trust, confi dence to believe. In Hawaii we are so blessed.
Our lifestyle is simple. The dreams we have carry messages for all to understand
the changes and the movements. We were brought up to know that all things have
rhythm and to show respect for the universe.
In her Dedication Wahine shares her love with her creator and her family. In her
poetry she is sharing her life with us as well.