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~ Hafa Adai ~
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Visit the original Guam Poets Club Anthology at http:mnrivera1.com/guampoetsonline1
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We hope that you will be inspired and enjoy your visit here on our special online anthology! Here you'll find poetry of various topics that stir the minds and touches the souls of poets from the beautiful Pacific island of Guam and across the globe! It is our mission to showcase literature talents in the beautiful interwoven lines of poetry. The poems do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Guam Poets Club. Any reproduction of any of the poems is prohibited by law. However, poems used for nonprofit educational purposes are permissible. If you wish to share an inspirational poem or two, send an e-mail with the words "poem submission" in the subject area, along with your name/pen name, poem, village, and inspirational message (required) to the Web Master at mnrivera1@yahoo.com. Please note that poems will be reviewed for appropriateness, so please ensure that they can be viewed by all audiences.
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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Maintaining Inspiration

The key to maintaining your inspiration
In the day-to-day work of meditation practice
Is to approach it as play-- a happy opportunity
To master practical skills,
To raise questions, experiment, and explore.

-THANISSARO BHIKKHU

Saturday, January 5, 2019

On Learning

That one is learned
Who has reduced his learning to practice.

-HITOPADESA

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Biba Anu Nuebu!

May the New Year 2019 bring you much love, joy, peace, and happiness!


Sunday, December 23, 2018

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!


~Minagof Nochebuena ~Felis Pasgua (CHamoru)
~Maligayan Pasko (Tagalog)
~Peren en Krismas (Pohnpeian)
~Monono ilo raaneoan Nejin (Marshallese)
~Falang e Baynag (Yapese)
~Tok Tapeng (Kosraean)
~Ungil Kurismas (Palauan)
~Pwapwan Kirisimas (Chuukese)
~Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian)
~Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layi Luugh me raagh fee (Carolinian)

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Pacific Identity

Although we speak different languages in the Pacific,
We find similarities in other Pacific Islands
In promoting a sense of oneness and of social interaction
In each of our unique Pacific language identity.
(c) amcalvo

Friday, June 8, 2018

Language is the Foundation


Language is the foundation of our uniqueness 
that we must pass down to our children.  

It is the storyboard that connects us to our culture (tradition, religion, history)

As it tells us of who we are,
Where we came from, 
And what we believe in.  

It is important to know the struggles our people have gone through and will continue 
To do just to live our culture, 
Otherwise the language and culture will be erased.
(c) ltgumataotao

Sunday, April 15, 2018

MY POETRY

My imagination runs wild,
As I grab a pen and write away.
The emotions linger about,
Pushing me to set it free.
It shall be set free in the words that I write.
It shall be set free in the feelings that I express.
It shall be set free, just by knowing it is mine.
My own thoughts,
My own words,
My own feelings --
That in itself is poetry,
Whether it is liked by others or not;
I know this to be true,
That as long as it is dear to my heart,
It's as special as can be,
And no one can deny that it is poetry!
©mnrivera