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

Tuesday, December 02, 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 #55 titled Carving. Enjoy!


Carving is a special art that one must be trained in
For it’s not easy to carve a coconut or a tool
Especially when dealing with sharp objects.

Carving a galaidé* is also no easy task
But the master carver knows
How to skillfully build it
Despite the difficulty.

Carving is indeed an art I appreciate
And one that is extraordinary
With the wondrous pieces one can create.
© mnrivera and ltgumataotao

* galaidé: canoe

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

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