Steven A. Yagyagan (2013 Poem In Your Pocket)


by Steven A. Yagyagan

Settling on the rocks,
The ocean stirs ‘midst first light,
Dawn of a new day

(written for a beautiful photo of Halona Beach at dawn by Honolulu photographer artist, Jason Matias)

Trees stand still and watch,
Frothy surf lapping ashore,
An egg drop sunglow

(written for a photo by photographer Sean Davey of Haleʻiwa, HI)

Before the sun crests,
A captured moment at dawn,
Hanafuda card

(written for a photo I took of the sunrise in San Diego that reminded me of the hanafuda cards)

Island boy, homesick,
Hungry fo’ some ono grinds,
Den, shave ice, aftah



by Steven A. Yagyagan

Dere once wuz one boy from Wai’lua,
He wanted fo’ eat kalua,
He smoke’ da pork butt,
But den his pet mutt,
Ate all da kalua fo’ shuwah

There once were a lot of plantations,
Big Five, through cheap immigration,
When unions grew strong,
They fled with a throng,
To survive in third world nations

Steven A. Yagyagan is an author, poet and musician originally from Waialua. He published his first haiku poem book (Feb. 7, 2013), “Haikus For Life: Live, Love and Laugh With Passion!” (Volume 1).

  • sergeantchampion

    Hi Steven! I really enjoyed your haiku and limericks. I would like to feature some of your work on a site which gives you full credit and links back to your site. Please contact me. Keep writing!!!

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