Hawaii Lava Walk

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The earth belches and spews forth her fury.
Oh Pele, goddess of volcanoes,
your power and passion are evident
as you hiss and ooze red-hot anger.

You are the earth’s psyche
and we the defiant trespassers,
over cracks and fissures
glass-sharp edges of your hardened crust.

Arrogant though we are
we step gingerly,
awed by your magnificence
as we retreat to cooler ground.

Posted in response to the Daily Post Photo Challenge:  Beneath Your Feet.  Photos from our 2005 Lava Walk on the Big Island in Hawaii.  A once in a life-time experience, to feel the volcano beneath our feet!

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3 thoughts on “Hawaii Lava Walk

  1. AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack August 9, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    Hi Liilian-
    The awesome reach of nature and our respect for it must never wane. How beautiful and appreciative your words are of this awesome force (when active).

    You and your husband look exceptionally relaxed and peaceful – lava can’t melt happy.
    am:)

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    • lillian August 9, 2015 / 9:42 pm

      It truly was an amazing walk – took all our kids before they had kids :). We walked back with flash lights and could see the lava flowing in the darkness. This volcano is still active and was the one that made news a while back, slowly creeping toward the town of Pahoa. Don’t believe they do the lava walks anymore. It was truly breathtaking.

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      • AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack August 9, 2015 / 9:49 pm

        so freakin’ cool!!!
        keith and I (God willing) once we get the kiddies into college – would like to venture forth and do some real traveling 🙂
        I’m so glad you experienced that with your family – how wonderful!

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