Be the change you want to see in this world

"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

Saturday, September 27, 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 #27 titled Pugua’. Enjoy!


Pugua’* is a special nut
We chew with delight.
Whether it be Ugum or Chungă
It has a unique flavor
And is especially tasty with Pupulu leaves!
It’ll spark your energy
And keep you moving
In all that you do!
© mnrivera and ltgumataotao

*pugua’: betel nut

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

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