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Manoa 15.1 (2003) 76

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Still Center

Pat Matsueda

Heaven around earth love around you
earth around sun death around you
sun around stars love death
stars around universe heart hope mind
universe around time sun stars sky
time around death earth heaven time
death around you


universe around mind
Love around heart mind around heart
heart around hope heart around love
hope around mind love around death
love heart hope mind love around death
love around you


love around you
death still to come Mahealani
still the heart and mind love around you
death mind heart hope
hope around you


Pat Matsueda is the managing editor of Manoa and the author of two small books of poetry. She met Darlaine Mahealani Dudoit around 1989 and worked with her for several years, becoming a friend. The poem in this issue was written after reading an article on Dudoit's life and the events leading to her death in August 2002; written by Tanya Bricking, the article remains unpublished.



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