Friday, May 10, 2013

St. Augustine by-the-sea Haiku

St. Augustine prays
O'er the land and mighty sea
Honest souls rejoice
Front stained-glass window of St Augustine

St. Augustine by-the-sea, proudly facing the ocean, stands tall in its location one block mauka (toward the mountain; north) of the beaches at Waikiki. Decades ago, weary sailors on ships navigating the Pacific Ocean easily spotted the prow-shaped facade of the church and, upon docking, eagerly attended services.

New construction over the years encroached on property fronting Kalakaua Avenue, blocking visibility of the stunning stained-glass window that greeted those weary sailors. Plans are now in motion to provide an unobstructed view of St. Augustine by-the-sea. In time, sailors, locals, and tourists will, once again, enjoy the sight of St. Augustine’s from the vantage point of the Pacific Ocean. 

Unfortunately, I was unable to capture the breathtaking blood red of the hibiscus flowers or the gleaming yellow of the candle’s glow.

I offer two suggestions from which you may wish to choose:
1. Close your eyes to imagine the sight.

2. Visit Waikiki and experience the vision in person.

Your call.      


  1. Very nice blog, congratulations! I'd like to exchange links with you. I have already added to my blogroll.

    The link of my blog is

    Photography Blog: news, photographic techniques, digital cameras, photoshop tutorial, photography course, image editing, photomontage.

  2. Thank you, Marco. I am on my way over to your blog now!

  3. Since my best friend now manages a resort in Hawaii, I hope I do get to see it in person soon!

  4. You will love it!! Is your friend interested in reading and/or writing mystery and maybe wants to join us at Sisters in Crime/Hawaii?


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