Note: I'm happy to let my readers know I've written a chapbook of Hawaii themed poems, more on that later this year! In the meantime, here's a preview: an "organic" duet poem written with spoken word poet, performer Seth Speaks! Gaia: A Duet Poem 🌋 by James Schwartz & Alexander Chandrea (AKA Seth Speaks) 🎙
Sweet Puna & Pele here we are,
It took many years to travel so far,
On our own with nothing to lose,
Only battered memories of gay sex & booze,
James, my brother Troubles roll by, soul is soothed When we stand before great mother now brother We’ve made it this far Don’t let past distract from her stars
Sweet Gaia in our sandals we trod thy lava,
On Rimbaud’s birthday raising shells of kava,
A toast to the rebels in sacred land,
I’ll take Hart Crane in heart & hand.
Fire, Fire on the land Fire, Fire with one demand Raise vibration, love creation Spread appreciation, See Pele’s fiya Listen to the rhyme, malama to the aina.