I am from generations that have cultivated the land
Spring seemingly endless under their guidance
I am from the scent of pineapples that pervades the car
Even after my grandma has given them all away to her friends
Despite their insistence, “That’s enough, Judy, you gave me some last week!”
I am from an island of longevity
Carved into my name in case I ever forget
I am from a line of shining children
Scribed into our identity as it were not obvious enough
Without it documented on birth certificates
I am from friendships that come and go
Easily filled and emptied like tide pools
I am from the few pools that remained plentiful
Because I am willing to trek over the intertidal zone
And fill them up myself
I am from wisdom shaped like shooting stars
Because I’ll only see them if I pay enough attention
I am from days that end with grit and sweat
And the moon beckoning me to rest under her glow
I am from boundless love
As powerful and life-giving as the Summer sun
I am from a history that writes the future
Shaped by life lessons, resilience, and passion
Shaped by celestial bodies that offer their comfort and treasures
Shaped by earth-bound bodies that carry all of this and me with them
I am from Maui, Hawaiihttps://express.adobe.com/page-embed.js
I decided to use Adobe Creative because it was very user-friendly when I used it during last week’s class and I enjoy its layout. It’s very simple and easy for me to understand, unlike Sway which confused me when I tried to use it. However, one thing that I didn’t like about Adobe Creative was how the website would display my work differently depending on a person’s tab. And so, it was difficult to plan out my images so that they showed exactly what I wanted. But the focal point function was helpful in this process. I just wish I didn’t have that concern in the first place.
- Photo by Javier Allegue Barros on Unsplash
3 Replies to “I Am From a History That Writes the Future”
Lannie, first off – that is an inspiring and insightful poem. So even before you start in with Spark, you’ve told a powerful story. The photo selection and layout highlight the text. Illustrating without distracting from the message. Well done!
Lannie, this is such a beautiful piece and I love that it goes into the history of your family/home, while also drawing ties to the scenery and your memories. I love the emotion that you portrayed through the story. Great job!
Hi Lannie! I loved reading this, you wrote such a beautiful story and the pictures that you attached really brought it to life. I also used Adobe creative and will definitely try to do some of the things that you did, like organizing and displaying photos. Great job!