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Hula Moons
Don Blanding
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Jul 19, 2009 Susan rated it liked it
This author visited Hawaii early in the twentieth century and his account reflects the writing style and attitudes of a haole malihini, which are, sadly, not much changed today. Aside from that, it was worth reading for the descriptions of Halema'uma'u crater of Kilauea volcano on The Big Island where I live.

"Hawaii! Say the word...slowly. Taste the following syrup of its vowels. Enjoy the lingering pleasure that flavors its smooth, floating loveliness."

"I am not beglamored by Hawaii, nor deceiv
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Donald Benson Blanding was an American poet who sentimentalized warm climates and was sometimes described as "poet laureate of Hawaii". He was also known as a journalist, author of prose, artist, and speaker. Born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, he later grew up alongside a young Lucille "Billie" Cassin (later known as Joan Crawford), later assisting her after she cut her foot on a broken milk bottle. Bl ...more
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