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Friday, September 19, 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 #22 titled Latte Stones. Enjoy!

Latte Stones

The Latte* Stones are archaeological wonders
Said to be used as pillars
For the foundation of homes.
How did they come to be?
Those huge, unique mounded stones are heavy
With one heavy stone placed on top of another.
Who chose the shape?
Who shaped the stones?
The answers are there for all to imagine
As we reflect on the days of our ancestors.
© mnrivera and ltgumataotao

*Latte: stone pillar for building

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

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