Flying moths over Kaneohe Bay

28 02 2010
Cool light northerly
winds meet odd-looking sailboats
Kaneohe Bay
Up on hydrofoils
small fast single-handed craft
skate on calm water
Iridescent wings
of high-tech mylar sailcloth
look and fly like moths

Stressed out? Take a few moments to view, hear, and feel what it’s like on Kaneohe Bay in the shadow of the Ko‘olau mountain range on a partly cloudy afternoon.

Taking time to relax and being mindful of the present is healing. Though some moments are anxious, as when awaiting a tsunami (yesterday) or faced with other disaster, it does a body good to rest and renew one’s spirit. Paint a canvas. Give and receive Reiki. Or go sailing! Last Saturday Ken and Georgia called with a kind invitation to see the moths on the bay, so we abandoned other plans and went!

We had fun making the movie. Turn up the speaker volume of your computer and enjoy!

Copyright 2010 Rebekah Luke



4 responses

8 09 2010
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1 03 2010

@Rosemary &
@slpmartin – It’s great to get your feedback. Thanks! I learned about making films during my Art Center College of Design days; back then we were using Super 8. Pete is a natural videographer, and the moth footage was an experiment because in the bright sunlight the miniature viewing screen appears blank, so it is literally point-and-shoot. Editing is one of my strong suits, even more than writing, and I find it is the same no matter what medium you’re in. Haiku poetry? that’s really fun stuff!

1 03 2010
Rosemary Eberhardt

Loved the poem! Your talents are never ending and so diverse. Next, a movie for HIFF.

28 02 2010

Very cool…the video helped me visualize the words of your poem even more…thanks!

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