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"Winning starts in the mind. Whatever the mind can conceive, it will achieve."
-Joaquin Nangauta Naputi

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
-Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, September 15, 2008

Hafa Adai! As part of my commitment to continue to share cultural poems relating to our beautiful island of Guam and its people, here’s Korasón Poem #21 titled The Coconut Tree. Enjoy!

The Coconut Tree

The beautiful coconut trees or trongkon niyok*
As we natives say
Can be found all around the island
From Yigo to Malesso Bay.
Its coconut fruit has a delightful taste
With its milk and meat that can’t compare
With a nut anywhere.
The coconut trees are very strong and tall
And I just love its tasty nut – it’s special!
© mnrivera and ltgumataotao

*trongkon niyok: coconut tree

Source: Our Native Daughters’ Reflection of Guam and Its People by Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera and Lois Taitano Gumataotao

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